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2023 Memorial Scholarship


It is with great pride that we announce a $500 scholarship. This year’s 2023 scholarship is in memory of former Yuba County Sheriff Gary Tindel. Gary served in Yuba County law enforcement for nearly 30 years. Outside law enforcement, Gary remained connected to his community serving the Kiwanis Club, Little League, the Catholic Church, and Boy Scouts. In his memory, we honor his service and his family’s service through this scholarship opportunity.

Choosing a career in public service involves sacrificing time away from family, evenings, weekends, and holidays. This scholarship is being created to honor the family sacrifice and the proud spirit of these families in law enforcement.


This scholarship is open to any family member of a Yuba-Sutter law enforcement agency employee, active or retired. This includes, but is not limited to siblings, children, grandchildren, etc. This scholarship is open to high school graduates and any other post-high school student pursuing further education including, but not limited to: skilled trade, certificate program, or college.

Application Requirements:


High School or Current School Transcript

Current Attendance Record

Essay Response

2 Letters of Recommendation:

one from your family member that works for a Yuba-Sutter law enforcement agency

one from a teacher, coach, counselor, or school official

To apply, students will complete the Back the Badge, Yuba-Sutter Memorial Scholarship Form by April 21st. The applicant will be judged based on their essay response and completion of application requirements. If chosen as a recipient, scholarship money will be released upon proof of acceptance to an accredited institution and proof of enrollment in upcoming semester classes.


Back the Badge, Yuba Sutter 2023 Scholarship Committee

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