Scholarships & Grants

CAACO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

& EQUIPMENT GRANTS

Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers recognizes members, other organizations, businesses and citizens for outstanding performance(s) in their community related to animal control/welfare.

Guideline:  Nominations must be received at least four weeks prior to the awards banquet/luncheon. The Board shall determine an amount to maintain in the scholarship fund to be used either towards CAACO animal-related training or towards an equipment purchase that is needed by an animal control or humane agency. The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers recognizes members, other organizations, businesses and citizens for outstanding performance(s) in their community related to animal control/welfare.

EQUIPMENT GRANTS

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Rules: Equipment grants cannot exceed the amount of $250.00. Only one equipment grant per agency will be granted in an 18-month period. A total of 4 equipment grants per year will be granted.

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SCHOLARSHIP

Rules: Scholarship applications for training are due four weeks prior to the requested training Scholarship applications shall be included in every CAACO newsletter, and provided at the member’s request CAACO Training Scholarships will not be given to the same member or agency consecutively within an 18-month period. Scholarships will only be given for CAACO approved training courses The Board Officers determine the award of the scholarship(s). The Secretary will notify the recipient(s) of the award four weeks prior to the requested training One scholarship will be offered for each Regional Training Two scholarships each will be offered for the Fall and Spring Conferences Nancy Ring Scholarship Fund Policy: The Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers shall set aside a fund for active members to apply for Nancy Ring Training Scholarship.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide opportunities for advanced training for current and future leaders within the Animal Control Field. The grant is to be used for leadership and development courses specifically developing skills in communication, adaptability, vision, strategy, relationships, teamwork, coaching, decision-making, persuasion, and planning.

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NANCY RING SCHOLARSHIP

Rules: Nancy Ring Scholarship award cannot exceed the amount of $1,000.00. Only one scholarship will be granted annually. Scholarship applications must be filled out in full Applications for the scholarship will be accepted October 1 through January 15. The Vice President or their designee will Chair the Scholarship committee which will be apprised of three CAACO board members. Scholarship announcement shall be included in every CAACO newsletter. The Nancy Ring Scholarship will not be given to the same member or agency consecutively within an 12-month period. Scholarships will only be awarded for trainings or conferences approved by the scholarship committee. Funds will be dispersed upon receipts provided documenting cost of registration, travel and lodging. Recipients demonstrating a financial hardship may qualify for pre-payment of training costs upon CAACO board approval. The committee members choose the recipient of the award the month following the deadline. The Vice President will notify the recipient of the award by March 15.

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