Outside: Skulls for Scholars Criminal Justice Scholarship
The Smokin’ Guns Motorcycle Club is a law enforcement, family, and community focused organization. It is made up of active and retired state, local, and federal law enforcement officers. Its membership is comprised of individuals that share the same core values as law enforcement officers, and members are expected to conduct themselves as respectable members of society. Members of this club are held to high standards of integrity, honesty, and respect; the same standards expected of law enforcement officers. This club helps fellow law enforcement officers and their families in times of need. It supports the community its member officers have sworn to protect, and exists to help those unable to help themselves. Members ascribe to the mentality that families come first, careers second, and the club third, and a belief that keeping these priorities in order is vital to its success.
The Smokin’ Guns Motorcycle Club conducts an annual Skulls for Scholars ride to raise funds for the Skulls for Scholars Scholarship fund. Eighty percent of all monies raised at the event is typically awarded to a qualified graduating high school senior or an active college student in Colorado pursuing a career in the criminal justice system. Scholarship funds will be paid by the National Association to the student’s post-secondary school upon verification that he or she has been accepted and is enrolled for future or current classes at a college of higher learning. Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) or better who have applied or been accepted to college and current college students with a GPA of 2.7 (4.0 scale) or better are eligible to apply. The scholarship is awarded based on need, proposed use, and the standing of the candidate in relation to other competitors based on overall qualification.