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Police Foundation Awards Scholarships
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Press Release: 1307-12

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 11:00 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]

The Police Foundation of Colorado Springs established the Chief Richard W. Myers Scholarship Fund in 2011 in recognition of Richard W. Myers, retired Colorado Springs Police Department Chief, and his support of active and retired department staff, their dependents and his belief in the benefits of higher education.

In order for an applicant to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, he/she must:

  1. Be a dependent child of an active, full-time CSPD employee; or
  2. Be a dependent child of a retired CSPD employee; or
  3. Be a dependent child of an officer that was killed in the line of duty.


  1. Enrolled in an Associate degree (two-year) or in a Bachelor’s (four-year) program at an accredited college or university.
  2. Attained a high school GPA of 3.0

This year, the 2013 committee members included Police Foundation Members: Nicole Magic, Don Addy, Ben Haughton,  CSPD Commander Sue Autry and Former Chief Rick Myers.  After carefully reviewing twenty-three applications, four were awarded scholarships.  They are: Kelly Laurila, daughter of Gold Hill Officer Steven Laurila {$1,000}, Casey Chaney, daughter of Stetson Hills Sergeant Olav Chaney {$1,000}, Caitlin Eells, daughter of Metro VNI Commander Thor Eells {$500.00} and Bethanne Peters, daughter of Gold Hill Officer Duaine Peters {$500.00}. 


Congratulations to the recipients on their academic achievements!