Deputy Sheriffs Entrust Scholarship Program to ACAF

The Allegany County Deputy Sheriffs Association (ACDSA) and Allegany County Area Foundation (ACAF) have teamed up in managing the Deputy Sheriff’s Association (ACDSA) scholarship program. This scholarship supports students preparing for any career though those pursuing law enforcement will receive priority.  The scholarship is open to high school seniors in Allegany County school districts. Seven $500 awards are offered annually, and are given in memory of officers Dan Barkley, Richard Burdick, Cory Dieter, Kevin Elliott, Fred Grusendorf, Wilbur “Webb” Palmer, and Derek Ward.

The scholarships are funded through the proceeds of the annual Dan Barkley Basketball Showcase. This popular tournament brings Allegany and Steuben county boys and girls varsity teams together in a unique cross-county competition.

Students can apply for an ACDSA scholarship through the Foundation’s regular scholarship process. The online application may be found via the scholarship tab on the ACAF website and is active now through February 3rd. The Allegany County Area Foundation is part of the Dollars for Scholars program.

“The Foundation has a blind review process, online application and a lot of experience managing scholarships,” says Correction Officer Corporal Matthew Tronetti. “They were a preferred choice for us as we looked for ways to streamline our scholarship process. “