Cst. Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship

Cst. Sarah Beckett lost her life in a tragic automobile crash in 2016.  Subsequently, the Commission created the scholarship to raise awareness of traffic safety issues and highlight the community service provided by police.  The Commission is responsible for traffic safety education programs and makes recommendations to the CRD Board to increase road safety in the region.  The Commission will award the $2000 scholarship annually to a post-secondary student based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community service record, and an expressed interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

This year’s recipient of the CRD Traffic Safety Commission’s Sarah Beckett Memorial Scholarship is Cassandra Olson. Cassandra attended Belmont Secondary and has been accepted to the University of Alberta criminology program for the fall. Cassandra has shown exceptional commitment to her academic, music and sporting goals over the years. Her end goal is to enter a career in law enforcement.

Faith Brown is the recipient of an additional scholarship funded by the Vancouver Island Slain Police Officers Fund.  Faith attended Stelly’s Secondary where she worked hard to achieve her academic and sporting goals. She has a long history of volunteering in the community.  Faith has long dreamed of following her father into a career in policing and is excited to have accepted an undergraduate degree position at the University of Victoria for the fall semester with a goal of eventually joining the RCMP.