The Casper Police Department announced the establishment of the department’s youth scholarship fund, OurCommunity OurYouth.
By a statement from the CPD, this scholarship fund was created in 2020 and was made possible through a donation from a Casper citizen who wishes to remain anonymous.
“The donor unexpectedly showed up at the ministry reception and left a check for ten thousand dollars,” the statement said. “Refusing to leave his name and refusing any recognition, the man said he just wanted to give back to his community. Shocked by the anonymous gift, the department’s leadership then met with the donor to learn more about his history and intentions. He, the donor, shared that he feels passionate about using the funds in one way or another to help the children in our community grow into successful adults. Together, in accordance with the wishes of the donor, the OurCommunity OurYouth Scholarship Fund was born.
The release notes that the mission of the OurCommunity OurYouth scholarship fund is to “protect and serve our community by empowering our youth through pathways of experience, education and innovation that will cultivate and develop the next generation of Casper.”
The funds will provide financial assistance to underprivileged youth in Natrona County and partner communities to participate in educational or recreational camps, as well as seminars and other growth experiences held in Natrona County and beyond. .
“In the spring of 2021, OurCommunity OurYouth funded its first two students to attend a local summer camp right here in Casper,” said Rebekah Ladd, Casper Police Public Information Officer. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to expand the mission of the Casper Police Department a little further and invest in the future of our Casper children.”
According to the press release, these funds will be used to support disadvantaged young people between the ages of eleven and fifteen. It states that in order to apply, applicants must complete an online form, submit an essay, and provide a letter of recommendation.
The application form can be completed by the candidate student, a teacher or an organization official. The essay should be between 300 and 400 words long, explaining why the student wants to go to the chosen experiment. In addition, a reference letter from a teacher, mentor or organization leader should also be included. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and the PA notes that applications submitted less than 30 days before the registration deadline will not be considered.
To learn more and to apply, visit casperpolice.org/scholarship.
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