Feb. 1, 2016
Out of the tragedy of UCCS Police Officer Garrett Swasey’s death on Nov. 27, UCCS, along with Swasey’s family, created a scholarship in his name. This month, the scholarship fund reached its halfway mark at just over $56,000.
The goal is to raise $100,000, which will be invested and calculated to earn an annual interest of $4,000.
That interest will then be used to fund the Swasey scholarship in perpetuity.
Jaime Garcia, the executive director of development for University Advancement, explained that requirements for the scholarship have not yet been determined, due in part to allow Swasey’s family the proper time to approach the subject when they deem fit.
“We have been in contact with the family, they are in support of what we are doing, they’re just not ready to make the decisions about what program or college it would support, or the criteria for the scholarship,” she said.
To find out more information about the scholarship or to donate, visit cufund.org/swasey.