Recognized IRS 501c3 Public Charity

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Mission:

Created in 2003, the mission of the Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to graduating high school students and peace officer academy students.   In addition, we are working to expand our local law enforcement technical and equipment grants to those agencies in need.

Values and Principles:

Practice excellent stewardship for all donated charity funding.

The Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship will:

  • Treat all applicants equally with dignity, respect and compassion regarding their educational financial needs
  • Provide financial aid without discrimination
  • Practice excellent stewardship for all donating sponsors
  • Promote open door communication with the public

Selection criteria for scholarships may include but is not limited to:  Participation in school, community or church activities, academic performance, financial need and recommendations from teachers and community members.

Annually our goal is to assist a minimum of four Mineral Wells High School students and one peace officer academy student at Weatherford College.

History:

In 2002, off-duty Mineral Wells Police Department Detective Craig Crawford was on his way to meet friends and family at a golf tournament when a fatal automobile accident occurred. Law enforcement agencies from across the region attended the ceremony to give their utmost respect and appreciation for his work as a law enforcement officer.   Craig’s last assignment, prior to being a Detective, was as the School Resource Officer at Mineral Wells High School.  Craig also graduated from Mineral Wells High School in 1988.   Therefore, upon his passing, the family created the scholarship organization in remembrance of his service to law enforcement and his passion to help students.

2003
The non-profit Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship organization was created to honor the fallen officer by assisting graduating high school students within our community. The Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship was expanded years later to provide assistance for students seeking a career in law enforcement by attending Weatherford College Police Academy.

To date, the Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship has awarded dozens of scholarships to local students.   CCMS is currently working to determine how we can expand our services to the community.

The Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship organization hosts an annual golf tournament to raise money for the scholarship fund.   To date, the Craig Crawford Memorial Scholarship organization has awarded over $36,000 in scholarships to local students.

We want to extend our tremendous gratitude to Richard and Nancy Stuart & Chicken Express for their continued support of this charity since its inception.   We also want to thank all of our other sponsors, players and volunteers who continue to donate their money and time each year at our annual golf tournament.  Together we are making a difference.