Scholarships

2020 scholarships are now available! The full details are available below! 

About Operation Thank an Officer Scholarships

Since the inception of our scholarship program, we’ve gifted over $35,000 to applicants to pursue their dreams. We’ve been able to capture stories and share excepts from their applications here on our website. You can read more about our previous winners on our blog

In addition to the four scholarships offered directly by Operation Thank an Officer, we sponsor an additional scholarship called the State Trooper Joshua Orbeck Memorial Scholarship. 

I wanted to express my gratitude for the scholarship foundation and the principles it lives by. I have been so blessed to receive this scholarship because I know that some of my finances for school are being covered. I am currently attending Northern Arizona University and am studying biomedical science. The first few weeks were a major transition for me, but now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things classes aren’t too bad. Loving the fall weather here in Flagstaff and making some lifelong friends.

Thank you again for your generous donation and thank you for all the other lives you will touch with this scholarship.

– Kayla, 2018 Operation Thank an Officer Scholarship Recipient

General Information

Operation Thank an Officer independently judges each application and scores according to scoring guidelines.  Criteria used for scoring: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular and volunteer activities, and Quality of Essay.

Each application requires an essay submission. We recommend that you review the essay requirement and complete that portion of the application before starting the online application process. 

All applications are due by March 1, 2020. Winners will be announced in May of 2020.

If you run into any issues while filling out your application, please contact us.

Applying online below is the easiest and quickest way to apply, however we do have downloadable applications available on our resources page.

Darius Quimby Scholarship (College)

Eligibility: Current college students who are currently pursuing a degree in law enforcement or current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree.

Award: One prize of $1,000.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Copy of your college transcript
  • Completed application form

Darius Quimby Scholarship (High School)

Eligibility: Current high school students who are currently pursuing a degree in law enforcement or current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree.

Award: One prize of $1,000.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Copy of your high school transcript
  • Completed application form

Operation Thank an Officer Scholarship (College)

EligibilityStudents currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have a parent presently serving in law enforcement, a retired law enforcement official, or a law enforcement official who has passed away.

Award: One prize of $1,000.  

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Copy of your college transcript
  • Completed application form

Operation Thank an Officer Scholarship (High School)

Eligibility: Current high-school seniors who have a parent presently serving in law enforcement, a retired law enforcement official, or a law enforcement official who has passed away.

Award: One prize of $1,000. 

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Copy of your high school transcript
  • Completed application form

State Trooper Joshua Orbeck Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Current high-school seniors who reside in the State of Minnesota, have achieved the level of Eagle Scout and will be pursuing a career in a service industry (i.e., law enforcement, military, medical, public safety). 

Award: One prize of $1,000. 

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Copy of your high school transcript
  • Completed application form

Law Enforcement Scholarship

Eligibility: Applications are open to current law enforcement officials, retired law enforcement officials, and medically retired law enforcement officials in the United States. 

Award: One prize of $1,000. 

Deadline: March 1, 2020

 

Application checklist: 

  • Completed essay
  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your transcript or proof of enrollment