Congratulations to the following 2010 High School Scholarship recipients:
- Zachary Nicklas
- Ethan Gregory
- Lacy Pruitt
- Chris Crawford, CCMS President
- Brianne Gillespie
- Luke Sessum
Apil 26th, 2010
Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship announced and formally launched Law Enforcement Technical equipment and training grants for agency support. Mineral Wells and Weatherford police departments were awarded a grant to help fund construction efforts for a dual department gun range.
January 6th, 2009
National fundraising programs launched for Law Enforcement and High School scholarship programs. CCMS announces 2009 annual Golf Tournament date and location
September 16th, 2008
Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship launches new website to provide a better community experience with the charity.
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September 4th, 2008
CCMS partners with philanthropic agencies to provide grant aid to law enforcement.
August 27th, 2008
CCMS announces plans to further subsidize Law Enforcement educational efforts. Click here to donate to law enforcement now.
August 12th, 2008
CCMS expands High School scholarship program. Click here to donate to High School scholarships today.
Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship wishes to extend a special appreciation to these sponsors that have donated professional services or goods that have promoted and enriched the charity for the past six years.
- Chicken Express-Richard, Nancy, Ricky Stuart
- Phil Garrett Attorney at Law
- Jim Wilkinson
- Jim Wyss Attorney at Law
- Bennett's Office Supply & Bennett’s Brazos Printing
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The Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship (CCMS) is a public non-profit charity based in Texas that encourages higher education for graduating high school students, peace officers, and community members. Since 2002, CCMS has honored the service of Detective Craig Crawford by providing scholarship funding to a wide variety of students in need. To date, over $29,000 has been awarded to financially needful individuals who demonstrate strong leadership skills among their peers as well as within the community.
The CCMS engages local law enforcement communities in charitable activities by raising money to assist needy individuals with a strong desire to succeed and a passion to serve. Law enforcement students, prospective peace officers, and current peace officers with extenuating financial needs are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
Giving back to the community through sponsoring a worthwhile charity is a rewarding endeavor. The CCMS relies on the continual financial support of businesses and concerned citizens to ensure its success. By building a strong network of community members with the desire to help others achieve their goals, the Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship will continue to be a successful program well into the future.
- 60% of all scholarship monies awarded have been criminal justice students
- 75% of the scholarship monies awarded have been financially underprivileged students
- Selection criteria for the scholarships are reviewed on academic performance and financial need
- All scholarship proceeds are dispersed directly to the educational facilities in the recipient’s name.
- Annually, we assist a minimum of four high school students and one law enforcement peace officer academy student.
2013 Golf Tournament: May 4th, 1:00 PM
Each year, the Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship fund depends on individual and corporate donations to ensure its success. The annual CCMS golf tournament is a great opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying golf with friends. We are excited to raise charity money to benefit law enforcement and financially underprivileged students. The Craig Crawford Memorial scholarship has awarded over $29,000 in scholarships within the local communities and has donated 10 years of scholarships to peace officer academy students.
We extend tremendous gratitude to our sponsors, players and volunteers. Together we are making a difference in law enforcement, college bound high school students, and community members in need.
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