Scholarship Now Available for CBC Students Interested in Law Enforcement Thanks to
Partnership with Consejo Latino
Posted Date: March 5, 2021PASCO, Wash. - Consejo Latino is partnering with Columbia Basin College Foundation
to offer a scholarship for recent high school graduates seeking a career in local
law enforcement. The purpose is to prepare candidates for responsible, professional
law enforcement careers with special attention given to expertise in mental health,
substance abuse and Spanish language communication. The winning student will receive
a $2,000 award, and the scholarship may be renewed for a second year with satisfactory
Columbia Basin College
By: Jay Frank
- Be recent high school graduates from the Tri-Cities, Washington regional area.
- Intend to seek law enforcement positions in the Tri-Cities region
- Have familiarity with the area’s multicultural setting
- Agree to pursue relevant coursework as outlined below
- Demonstrate financial need
- Provide a one-page essay describing their career goals
- Provide two letters of recommendation
According to the Washington Employment Security Department, the area of Benton and
Franklin counties offers police and Sheriff’s patrol officers an average annual salary
of $86,239, with an average of 73 total annual job openings.
"Consejo Latino stands for responsible, respectful and professional community policing
programs in multicultural areas. This Scholarship helps to achieve safe and secure
communities,” says Felix Vargas, Chair, Consejo Latino.
Scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year open on March 1st and closes
May 14, 2021 and can be found at consejolatino.org/scholarship.
To learn more about CBC’s criminal justice program, visit the CBC Criminal Justice landing page.
For questions or for more information about supporting students through the CBC Foundation,
contact foundationFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN or 509.547.0511.