Thank an Officer Scholarship (College)

Eligibility Requirements: Students 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.

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Application Questions

Essay Question

In this section, you will be required to choose one of the questions from the drop-down menu and then submit an essay based on the question. Please write this essay using a program such as Microsoft Word and submit the Word document below.

Essay Requirements:

  • Times New Roman font
  • 12-point font
  • 1,000 words or less
  • Submitted as a .doc or .docx

Essay Question Options:

  • Describe a life lesson you have learned as a result of being a part of a law enforcement family.
  • Law enforcement officials demonstrate service above self, describe a time when you have demonstrated service above self and what it taught you.

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