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Sheriff's Memorial & Benevolent Society

The Sheriff’s Memorial & Benevolent Society of Travis County is a non-political, non-governmental 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. Political activity is contrary to the purposes of this corporation.

We accept donations of monies and/or property provided to employees, families, and friends of TCSO in the case of emergency or misfortunes of nature. Donations can also be used for memorials, scholarships, educational, and public safety programs.

Our Board of Directors meet annually or as the need arises. We are a volunteer-based operation. Since there is no office overhead, the administrative costs are minimal; 99.9% of all money donated is given to the person or project it was intended for.

Tragedy happens year-round, so we accept donations year-round.

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DONATIONS

Please send all tax-deductible donations to:

Sheriff’s Memorial & Benevolent Society of Travis County, Inc.
P.O. Box 252
Del Valle, TX 78617

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TCSO Employee Payroll Deduction

SCHOLARSHIPS

STEP 1 of the Application Process

Submit the below online application form for the scholarship of your interest.

STEP 2 of the Application Process

For EACH of the scholarships below, please email the following REQUIRED documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Current Transcript*
  • Current Proof of College/University Acceptance*
  • A Resume/Brief Personal Bio
  • Essay 

* This must be an official document on either school letterhead or with the school seal. Entering freshman must provide official proof of acceptance from the college/university.

All scholarships are contingent upon the qualifications of applicants and the availability of funds.

*** DEADLINE for all scholarships is April 25, 2022 ***

Dan T. Richards Scholarship
Amount: $500 per year; one recipient
One Recipient
Major/Focus of Studies: All
Conditions: Entering college freshman/full-time student (minimum 12 hrs. per semester); benefiting "at-risk" youth
Basis: Based on the essay
Dan T. Richards Scholarship Application

Curtis Weeks Scholarship for Journalism
Amount: $500 per year; one recipient
One Recipient
Major/Focus of Studies: Journalism at the University of Texas Austin
Conditions: Undergraduate or graduate level, full-time student (12 hrs. per semester minimum)
Basis: Based on the essay
Curtis Weeks Scholarship for Journalism Application

David M. Balagia Scholarship for Criminal Justice
Amount: $500 per year; one recipient
Major/Focus of Studies: Criminal Justice
Conditions: Undergraduate or graduate level, full-time student (minimum 12 hrs. per semester); Travis County employee or child of Travis County employee
Basis: Based on the essay
David M. Balagia Scholarship for Criminal Justice Application

Christopher Korzilius Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year; one recipient
Major/Focus of Studies: Computer Science, Computer Engineering or anything that is Technology based
Conditions: Must provide a letter of verification from the organization that your volunteered for with the amount of hours you worked.
Basis: Based on the essay
Christopher Korzilius Scholarship Application

 

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