Kansas Peace Officers Association

"Co-operation and Justice"

KPOA Scholarships

Applications for Scholarships Must be Postmarked by March 31

Terms of KPOA Scholarship Terms and Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a high school senior or college student and the dependent of an active KPOA Member
  2. Must attend an accredited technical school, junior college (community college) or four-year university in the state of Kansas.
  3. Must enroll in 12 hours or more in college credits per semester and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  4. Must submit High School and College (if applicant has attended college) transcripts with the application.
  5. Must submit to an oral interview by KPOA scholarship committee if so requested.
  6. Must include a brief (no longer than one type written page) resume of future academic and life goals with application.
  7. Must include a recent photograph with application.
  8. Must include a letter of endorsement from a law enforcement officer in applicant's area.

    Mail completed application with all required items listed above to:
    KPOA Scholarship Committee • P.O. Box 2592 • Wichita, KS 67201
     Must be postmarked no later than March 31.

    NOTICE:

    The KPOA Scholarship award is $1,000.00 and will be paid in two (2) $500.00 installments in the first and second semesters.  To be awarded the second semester award payment, award recipient must provide an official transcript showing the first semester GPA and second semester enrollment schedule showing award recipient will be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the semester.

    A maximum of five $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded during each calendar/fiscal year.  Scholarship award recipients are only allowed a maximum of two (2) annual scholarships for a maximum award amount of $2,000.00.

    2020/2021 Scholarship Winners

    Over the two day period of July 28th and 29th, the Scholarship Committee had the honor of interviewing sixteen applicants for the five $1,000.00 scholarships that are awarded each year by the KPOA.  In addition, a one-time $500 scholarship was awarded this year to one applicant in memory of KPOA Life Member Warren McVey, who died April 1, 2020. The candidates were each exceptional and highly qualified and the process of narrowing the decision was challenging.  We wish all of this year's applicants and scholarship recipients success in their future endeavors.

    The Kansas Peace Officers Association is proud to announce the recipients of the KPOA Scholarships for the 2020/2021 Academic School Year.

    Dalton Brasser

    Dalton is the son of  Craig  and Karrina Brasser from Andale. Dalton is pursuing a professional pilot bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University/Polytechnic Campus in Salina. Dalton has been taking flying lessons and has already completed his solo flight and will be getting instrument rated in August.  After obtaining his pilot’s license Dalton hopes to become an international airline pilot.

    Dylan Harrison

    Dylan is the son of Joby Harrison from Cimarron. Dylan has a passion for Architectural Engineering and is pursuing that passion at Kansas State University. Dylan is running College Works Painting this summer in Manhattan and has set an academic goal of finishing college with no lower than a 3.85 GPA. Dylan hopes to complete his ultimate goal of obtaining a master’s degree in his field of study. 

    Kelsie Burr

    Kelsie is the daughter of Timothy Burr from Arkansas City. Kelsie is fulfilling her childhood dream of playing collegiate tennis while majoring in elementary education and minoring in coaching at Emporia State University. Kelsie hopes to return to her home town of Arkansas City after college, to teach and eventually become an elementary school principal.

    Hanna Lee

    Hannah is the daughter of Kevin Lee from Rose Hill.  Hannah is enthusiastic about the arts and loves to sing. Hannah will continue to pursue her degree as a Worship Arts major at Barclay College.  Once completing her degree, Hannah hopes to obtain a job at Sight and Sound Theater in Branson MO., eventually leading towards a Broadway Career.

    Dakota Davis

    Dakota is the son of Steve Davis from Abilene. Dakota attends Washburn University with a declared major in Criminal Justice. Dakota is currently interning with the U.S. Marshals Service in Topeka to gain experience regarding the federal system in hopes to assist him with his decisions of what branch of law enforcement he hopes to work in.

    Special One-time Warren McVey $500 Memorial Scholarship

    Taylor Bohannon

    Taylor is the daughter of Branden Bohannon from Belle Plaine. Taylor will be attending McPherson College majoring in secondary education, specializing in Biology or Chemistry. Taylor plans to participate in the accelerated teaching program, and will also be a member of the women’s basketball team.

    2019/2020 Scholarship Winners

    Over the two day period of July 16th and 17th, the Scholarship Committee had the honor of interviewing fourteen applicants for the five $1,000.00 scholarships that are awarded each year by the KPOA.  The candidates were each exceptional and highly qualified and the process of narrowing the decision down to just five was challenging.

    The Kansas Peace Officers Association is proud to announce the recipients of the KPOA Scholarships for the 2019/2020 school year.

    Dalton Brasser

    Dalton is the son of Craig and Karrina Brasser from Andale. Dalton will be pursuing a professional pilot bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University/Polytechnic Campus in Salina. Dalton has been taking flying lessons and has already completed his solo flight.  After obtaining his pilot’s license he hopes to become an international airline pilot.

    Kelsie Burr

    Kelsie is the daughter of Timothy Burr from Arkansas City. Kelsie will be fulfilling her childhood dream of playing collegiate tennis while majoring in elementary education and minoring in coaching at Emporia State University. Kelsie hopes to return to Arkansas City after college and eventually become an elementary school principal in her hometown.

    Kelsi DeLong

    Kelsi is the daughter of Danny Broyles from Olpe. Kelsi attends Emporia State University and is majoring in nursing. Kelsi eventually wants to be a labor and delivery nurse after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kelsi would like to continue her educational path and obtain a Masters or Doctorate in the nursing program.

    Dylan Harrison

    Dylan is the son of Joby Harrison from Cimarron. Dylan has a passion for Architectural Engineering and will be pursuing that passion at Kansas State University. He has set an academic goal of finishing college with no lower than a 3.85 GPA. Dylan hopes to complete his ultimate goal of obtaining a master’s degree in his field of study. 

    Ashley Morton

    Ashley is the daughter of Sean Morton from Salina. Ashley wants to double minor in Criminal Justice and Arabic with Islamic Studies at the University of Kansas. Ashley recently participated in the Cadet Lawman Training Academy in Salina. She is excited to have a career in law enforcement of some capacity. 


    We thank all of our applicants for your interest in our scholarship and giving the Scholarship Committee the opportunity to meet you.  We wish you all the very best in your future endeavors.


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