The Capital Regional District traffic safety commission has extended the deadline for the Const. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship until July 26.
Offered for the third year, the $2,000 scholarship is presented annually to a post-secondary student who lives in the Capital Region and is pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Beckett, a West Shore RCMP officer and Sooke resident, was killed in a tragic automobile accident while on duty in April 2016.
“The [traffic commission] sees this as a unique opportunity to honour the memory of an officer committed to making our roads safer by enabling an aspiring student to be supported in a career that will sustain that legacy,” said Dr. Richard Stanwick, chief medical health officer of Island Health and co-chair of the traffic commission.
The commission created the scholarship to raise awareness of traffic safety issues and highlight the community service provided by police.
Applications for the 2019 scholarship will be accepted until July 26. The application form and criteria are available at www.crdtrafficsafety.ca.