We are now accepting applications for an Out To Protect Scholarship to be awarded in June 2015. To be eligible for consideration, you must demonstrate how you meet the scholarship criteria. This includes submitting a complete application by 5:00PM on May 22, 2015. The amount of the scholarship will be between $500 and $1000.
The scholarship application has two parts and both must be completed in full to be considered for an award. All applicants must complete Part 1 – Applicant Information using this form. Part 2 – Demonstration and Verification may be completed using this form or by submitting an essay. If you choose to write an essay, be sure to answer each of the questions in Part 2 completely with as much detail as possible. Your essay must be typed using a 12-pitch font, double-spaced, with one inch margins all the way around. Essays may only be uploaded in PDF form using the upload field at the bottom of the application form.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit letters of recommendation at the time of application from fellow students and academy staff. Letters should be submitted on academy letterhead and speak specifically to the scholarship criteria. Simply scan the letter(s), save them in PDF form, and submit them using the upload field at the bottom of the application form.
- Identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or straight ally and be “out” to your family, friends, and peers at the academy or law enforcement agency.
- Be a recognized role model by your peers and supervisors.
- Demonstrate use of the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as a guide for decision making.
- Demonstrate being able to graduate from your law enforcement training program.