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Here are some of the Law Enforcement scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

Law Enforcement Career Scholarship Program

The program is open to students who are citizens of the United States enrolled in a Law Enforcement or Police Administration course in an accredited college or university which offers a degree in these fields of study. Only applicants who have completed one year of study in a college are eligible. Students working toward an advanced degree are eligible if their graduate study is in Law Enforcement or Police Administration. Applications will be accepted from more than one member of the same family. Not more than one scholarship, however, will be granted to any one family. Past recipients of a scholarship are ineligible for consideration for a second grant. Please get in touch with the contact person below for deadline of application.

Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship

The Ronald G. Williams, Jr. Foundation was formed in memory of Delaware State Police Master Corporal Ronald G. Williams, Jr., and to honor his commitment to faith, family, and duty. In keeping with this goal, the Foundation each year solicits applications for one-time $1000.00 scholarships to be used toward full-time post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship was created in memory of Georgetown, DE police officer Chad Spicer, killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2009. To honor Officer Spicer and his commitment to the community, the Heroes Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to other heroes in our own hometowns. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, having at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, and who are pursuing an education, majoring in Criminal Justice. To compete for a scholarship award, the completed application packet must be postmarked March 1st through May 31st of the applicant’s senior high school year. The award must then be applied to full-time schooling, with a declared major in Criminal Justice, starting in the Fall of that same calendar year. Winners will be notified by mail, and have their names, high school name, and essay posted on the Foundation’s Internet website in July of that same year. To be considered as an applicant for this scholarship, the following instructions must be followed: The complete Application Packet must be received by the Foundation as a single mailing that is postmarked March 1st through May 31st of applicant’s senior high school year. The Application Packet must contain this two-page Application Form, being filled out and signed as directed. The Application Packet must contain a copy of applicant’s most recent high school course transcript and a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card. The Application Packet must contain three reference letters from 3 different adults, each making specific mention of this particular Foundation’s scholarship. The Applicant Packet must contain a 500-word minimum essay, authored by the applicant, describing; "In your eyes, and with a focus on your local community, who is your hometown hero?" Additionally, "What specific character traits and community service activities make this person your hometown hero?" The essay must be typed double-spaced, black ink on white paper, using Times New Roman or Arial font style, and 12 pt font size.

John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need. -Contact Marlene Lynch Ford at (732) 929-2020 for more information.

Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship

The Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who are considered a minority by race or representation in the police officer profession. The scholarship will be available for graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area who are seeking educational opportunities in the Kellogg Community College Police Academy in order to become a police officer. The Battle Creek area is defined as residents or schools providing diplomas or other graduating equivalency in the townships of Pennfield, Emmett, Bedford and the Cities of Springfield and Battle Creek. Students should demonstrate potential to succeed in the police academy program. Financial need, character, and volunteer involvement, leadership and commitment to community will also be considered. For the purpose of this scholarship minority will be defined as African American, Hispanic, Female or other populations which are under-represented in the police officer profession. How to Apply: General BCCF Scholarhsip applicaiton and essay explained on the last page of the application. (Please check the website for the application form)

Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award

Rules for Scholarship Contest Applicants 1. Applicant must be a senior in high school. 2. Applicant must be a United States Citizen. 3. Applicant must be of good character. 4. Applicant must have a recommendation from his/her principal, counselor or teacher. 5. A current high school transcript must be submitted with the application. 6. Applicant is permitted to attend a two year college or university of their choice. 7. Applicant must be accepted by a college or university, prior to date of award.

Patrick L. Hiram – John S. Freitas Scholarship

 Must be pursuing a career in probation or police-related field of study  Must be a resident of Hawai`i or California  Demonstrate financial need  Student Air Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or community organization who can comment on your overall character Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Theresa Edel Memorial Fund

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Student must be an administration of justice major.

Barton L. Collins Memorial Scholarship

College of Applied Science and Arts - Administration of Justice Must be an upper division undergraduate student majoring in Administration of Justice; must have a 3.25 GPA at SJSU in Administration of Justice major; complete an essay of 300-500 words; applicant must be interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The Max and Ruth Anteles NYPD-Israel Fellowship Award

Given to support the training of a New York City Police Officer with the Tel Aviv police force for one year. Max Anteles was a NYPD Sergeant with the Motorcycle Squad #2 until he and his wife, Ruth, died in a bus accident in 1947. The Fellowship is given in their honor by their grandchildren.

Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded depends upon the yield of the endowment. The award also includes a plaque and pin. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement explorer conference or a local ceremony. Who is Eligible Any law enforcement Explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and personal statement on "Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement." Application Process The candidate should complete the application, being careful to secure the certification of the • Post Advisor • Head of the participating organization • Learning for Life representative They should then submit • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) • A 500-word (minimum) essay on "Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement" • A transcript of his/her high school record (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) • A black-and-white glossy photo (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection Deadline The original and a copy of the completed application and supporting materials must be received no later than March 31. Send applications to National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship

Two merit-based awards are conferred. Each consists of a $500 one-time scholarship. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement Explorer conference or at a local ceremony. Who Is Eligible Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in an accredited college program may apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement on "What significance I place on a technical background in law enforcement." Application Process The candidate should complete the application with the certification of the 1. Post Advisor 2. Head of the participating organization 3. Learning for Life representative The applicant should also submit 1. Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) 2. A 250-word (minimum) essay on "How will technology affect law enforcement in the 21st Century?" 3. High school transcripts (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) 4. A black-and-white glossy photograph (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection Deadline The original and RQH cop\of the application and support materials must be received no later than March 31 to: National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

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