The Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship
Named in honor of an original founding member of the Wyoming Highlanders, Jackson Police Chief Dave Cameron, the scholarship was first established in 2001 by the Wyoming Highlanders to assist Jackson Hole youth to realize their goal of achieving an education in criminal justice or law enforcement. The initial purpose was to provide financial aid to one student enrolling in a 4 year accredited institution or the Wyoming Police Academy . At the time, graduating seniors from Jackson Hole High School or Western Wyoming High School were eligible to apply. None of the recipients went on to complete these career paths.
Because of that, our focus has changed a bit and we now seek to award Scholarship money to active Jackson Police Officers or Teton County Sheriff’s Deputies who apply through the Scholarship Committee to assist them with continuing education expenses. We have awarded scholarships to the following officers to assist them in continuing education:
Jackson Police Officer Trevor Aitken
Jackson Police Officer Katherine McClure
Jackson Police Officer Christian Smith
In 2018, we decided to expand our charitable outreach to include wounded veterans.