Melvin Drum Memorial Scholarship

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The Texas Chief Deputies Association is proud to announce that we will be awarding six (6) Melvin Drum Memorial Scholarships during our annual training conference scheduled for June 11 - 14, 2019, at the Inn of The Hills in Kerrville, Texas. Melvin Drum who was the Chief Deputy of Ochiltree County. He was killed in the line of duty while on a traffic stop involving a domestic disturbance. Chief Drum was not only an outstanding Chief Deputy but also was extremely involved in his community, especially with youth activities.

Five (5) of the scholarships are available to a son, daughter, stepson or stepdaughter of any Sheriff or Sheriff’s Office employee in the State of Texas. These scholarships are academic scholarships for a recipient that is attending, or will be attending an accredited college, university, or trade school within the State of Texas. These scholarships will be in the amount of $2,000.00 each with the first $1000.00 to be awarded at the conference in Kerrville. The second payment of $1000.00 will be awarded in the following spring, upon proof to the TCDA treasurer that the original recipient is still enrolled and has passing grades. This proof should be in the form of a certified copy of the recipient’s transcript from the college, university or trade school.

One (1) of the scholarships will be in the amount of $2,000.00 and will be available to a Sheriff’s Office employee attending college or a law enforcement training academy. This scholarship will be awarded in one payment at the conference in Kerrville. An example would be a jailer employed at a Sheriff’s Office wanting to attend a law enforcement academy in order to become a licensed Peace Officer, or a Sheriff’s Office employee attending a college or university in pursuit of a degree.

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