Colorado Correctional Employees Scholarship Fund


$203,000 disbursed

CCESF has already disbursed more than $203,000 to 15 different qualifying students.

The first round of scholarship applications in 2009 resulted in one application and the greatest need was seen in August, 2012 with six applications. As need increased and word spread, additional financial assistance was requested.

With more students needing funding, CCESF is not able to meet all of the requests. Your help is needed so that future requests can be met!

The students assisted to date include:

  • Roynel, son of Mason Caldwell who died in 2009 while employed at Fremont Correctional Facility.

  • Dorcus Kinzie, a Sterling Correctional Facility staff member who left behind several children - Jeremiah, Lucretia and Regina have received funds.

  • Kevin, son of Karen Meyers who worked in Parole and died in 2012.

  •  Lacey, daughter of Steve Ravanelli who worked at Centennial/Colorado State Penitentiary and died in 2009.

  • Cody Schwartz, son of John Schwartz who died in 2008 while employed by Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility.

  • Andrew and Daniel Steckel, children of James Steckel who died in 2012 while employed at Delta Correctional Center.

  • Samantha Moos, daughter of Kevin Moos, CTCF, who died in 2013.

  • Sara Clements, dautgher of Tom Clements, the Executive DIrector of the DOC who died in 2013.

  • Taylor Vestring, daughter of Timothy Vestring, from FCF.  He died in 2013.



  • Ty Jones, son of Troy Jones, who died while employed by CCF in 2016.