Scholarships

KPOA Scholarships

Deadline for Applications - March 31, 2017

As a KPOA Member your dependents are eligible for college scholarships that are awarded annually. 

  1. Must be a high school senior or college student and the dependent of an active KPOA Member

  2. Must attend an accredited junior college (community college) or four-year university in the state of Kansas. (Accredited list available through the KPOA Secretary- Treasurer or Scholarship Committee.)

  3. Must enroll in 12 hours or more in college credits per semester.

  4. Must submit to an oral interview by KPOA scholarship committee if so requested.

  5. Must attach a brief (no longer than one type written page) resume of future academic and life goals.

  6. Must attach a recent photograph.

  7. Must attach a letter of endorsement from a ranking law enforcement officer in applicant's area.

  8. Must submit High School and College (if applicant has attended college) transcripts with the application.

  9. Must understand that the $1,000 Scholarship will be paid in two $500 installments in the first and second semesters.

  10. Award recipients are only allowed a maximum of two (2) annual scholarships of $1000.00 each, payable in $500.00 installments each semester during the term of the scholarship award.

For more information and to apply, download our Scholarship Application.  Applications must be received by March 31, 2017.

John Foster Memorial College Scholarship

Deadline for Applications - April 15, 2017

  1. The recipient will receive $3000, in one payment, in the memory of John Foster, in behalf of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the Kansas Peace Officers Association and the Kansas Sheriff's Association.
     

  2. The applicant must be the dependent son or daughter of an active, full-time Kansas law enforcement officer and a graduating Kansas high school senior.  Membership in the associations not required by parent.
     

  3. The recipient must attend an accredited community college, four year college or university in the state of Kansas, and be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) hours of academic course credit, in the fall semester.
     

  4. The applicant must agree to an oral interview by the selection committee at a location designated by the committee.
     

  5. The applicant must submit with the official application form a resume reflecting past accomplishments, achievements and activities (community and school), as well as a statement describing future goals and objectives.
     

  6. The applicant must submit with the official application form two recent photographs of good likeness for possible media use.  Photographs will not be returned.
     

  7. The applicant must submit with the official application form a letter of endorsement from a law enforcement official of command staff status.
     

  8. The applicant must submit with the official application form a copy of his or her senior year first semester school transcript.

The official application form and required materials must be received by April 15, 2017, and submitted to:

The John Foster Memorial College Scholarship Committee
c/o Executive Director Jennifer Duffy
Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police
P.O. Box 780603
Wichita, KS 67278
Telephone: (316)733-7300