Terri Brake Scholarship Fund
Each year, the Terri Brake Memorial Scholarship Fund awards 2 scholarships of $500 to provide partial scholarships for attorneys, investigators, mitigation specialists and paralegals to attend outside training programs that focus on capital litigation. This fund is housed within the OSPD but scholarships are awarded from private donations. A committee comprised of OSPD employees and private practitioners review applications and select recipients. Applicants for these scholarships are not required to be OSPD employees but must have experience in defending capital cases, or have experience in criminal defense and have an interest in defending the accused in capital cases in the State of Colorado.
The committee does not choose a particular training program that applicants are required to attend. Rather, the applicant is asked to research upcoming capital litigation training programs and submit an application to attend a specific program of his/her choice.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Jeanie Vela, Regional Office Administrator, Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, Telephone: (303) 764-1400, x6541, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THIS YEAR APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5 P.M. ON MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019.
Applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
The Terri Brake Memorial Scholarship Fund
ATTN: Jeanie Vela
1300 Broadway Suite 400
Denver, Colorado 80203
Fax: (303) 764-1478