The college scholarship program was established by the Youth Assistance Foundation Board of Directors
to assist outstanding former members of the MCSO Explorer Scout Post in furthering their education in
preparation for a career as a sheriff’s deputy, sworn police officer or detention officer. The
scholarship is awarded twice each year for the fall semester and spring semester. The funds are
directed to defer the cost of tuition, fees and text books with applicants meeting strict selection
requirements. Offering the scholarship is also a recruiting tool for the Explorers.