The James E. Breining Scholarship Award

Scholarship Description

The intent of this award is to enable students to attend the college of their choice while building their career.
In most cases, the Breining Scholarship award will be at least $1,500.
Awards are announced at the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference held biannually in July.  We encourage Award Recipients to participate in the Conference.
All awards must be applied to tuition and fees only. Recipients will be directly reimbursed upon submission of receipts for approved expenses.

Who is Eligible?

Any Law Enforcement Explorer who is in good standing with their local Explorer Post and graduating from high school within the next 18 months or is currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Candidates will be evaluated according to their character, ethics, and demonstrated leadership in Law Enforcement Exploring and their community.
High school seniors entering college and returning undergraduate college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible.
Awards may only be granted to applicants who are active Law Enforcement Explorers in good standing with recommendation from their Post advisor and head of your agency sponsor.
Demonstrate a meaningful contribution to society both present and future.
Demonstrate impeccable character and ethics.
Demonstrate leadership abilities in Law Enforcement Exploring and their community.
The Foundation, in making grants does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national ethnic origin. Trustees of the James E. Breining Scholarship Award Foundation or their families are ineligible to receive these grants.


Complete application packages with all supporting materials can only be submitted between January 1 and March 31 of the year of the National Law Enforcement Conference.
Send complete applications with supporting materials to Only transcripts should be mailed hard copy to Breining Scholarship, 1201 SW Wall, Des Moines, IA 50315.
Verify your eligibility before submitting an application to be sure that you qualify.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 1,500

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization The James E. Breining Scholarship Award
1201 SW Wall
Des Moines, IA 50315

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