Sloan, a lieutenant in the Owasco Fire Department, is the son of Auburn Fire Department assistant chief Robert Sloan and his wife Ann. After graduating this month from Cayuga with an associate degree in police science, Sloan will transfer to SUNY College at Brockport to pursue a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.
“Matthew is just the type of student we had in mind when we started our scholarship program,” stated Sheriff Outhouse. “He has let nothing deter him in his pursuit of his goals, and he exhibits all the qualities we look for in our scholarship recipients. The New York State Sheriffs? Association is proud to recognize and reward Matthew for his efforts.”
Sloan's award was among 32 provided by the New York State Sheriffs? Association throughout the state, with one scholarship awarded at each community college. Recipients were selected based on academic excellence and a demonstrated desire to pursue a career in law enforcement or a related field. This is the 15th year the scholarship has been awarded at Cayuga Community College.