August 26, 2021

Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to offer the Sergeant Dominic Vaca Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Justice and Administration of Justice Majors at Copper Mountain College.

Memorial donations from the community poured in when Sergeant Dominic Vaca, a 17-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a motorcycle in May of this year.

The Foundation established a scholarship fund to help criminal justice students when it began receiving the funds from fellow officers and friends. The application is open to current CMC students majoring in Criminal Justice or Administration of Justice with a 3.0 GPA or more. Applications are due September 15, 2021, and can be found on the CMC website under Foundation and What We Fund. Scholarship recipients will be named by September 30.

Anyone interested in learning more about Copper Mountain College’s Criminal Justice Program can contact Donations are still being taken in memory of Sergeant Vaca at

If you would like to learn more, please contact the Foundation at 760.366.3791 ext. 4200 or