The Utah 1033 Foundation announced the creation of a new Leadership Award and $2,500 scholarship in honor of fallen West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson.
This scholarship is part of the Utah 1033 Foundation’s Leadership Awards Scholarship Program, which is dedicated to supporting the children and dependents of active Utah law enforcement officers. The Foundation honors Utah’s fallen officers by providing immediate financial support to their families and presenting college scholarships to the children of active Utah law enforcement officers.
The fund will award six $2,500 scholarships to students who excel in both academics and leadership experience in their communities.
“Our community faced a tragedy last week with the loss of one of Utah’s heroes and we honor officer Brotherson’s name and continue his legacy through a new leadership award and scholarship,” said Tore Steen, co-founder of The Utah 1033 Foundation. “The scholarship program is our way of showing unwavering support not only to the families of Utah officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, but also to the dependents of those currently serving their communities.”
Each scholarship awarded bears the name of one of the six officers killed in the line of duty since the foundation’s creation in 2011: Ogden City Police Officer Jared Francom, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Aaron Beesley, Draper City Sgt. Derek Johnson, Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride, Unified Police Officer Douglas Barney and West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson.
“Winning this award has truly changed my life,” said Jane Taylor, 2015 Cory Wride Leadership Award recipient and freshman at Dixie State University. “I was given the opportunity to go to a college that I love and honor the life of one of Utah’s fallen heroes. I will always remember The Utah 1033 Foundation’s love of law enforcement and support of their families.”
Students applying for the scholarship must complete an application form, and attach a current school transcript, signed release form and a completed School and Community Service form. Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2017.
Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:
· 30% based on scholarship, which will include the overall GPA, an evaluation of the applicant’s curriculum and class ranking
· 30% – based on the content and composition of the essay
· 40% – based on school and community service and leadership experience as detailed in the School and Community Service form
The Utah 1033 Foundation’s Scholarship Committee will present the leadership awards to the winners in May 2017.