Scholarships

WPOA provides academic scholarships to members and law enforcement majors. 

It is the intention of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association to provide financial aid to Wyoming residents/students who are serious about furthering their careers; therefore, the Wyoming Peace Officers Association is offering four (4) scholarships to deserving individuals. Recipients may be selected from any category. Each college recipient will receive up to $500 per semester (after completion of that semester) for a total award not to exceed $1000 per year, providing that all requirements are met. Pre service basic students shall receive a maximum award of $1000 per year providing all requirements are met.

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All applications must be received by the Committee Chairman no later than July 31st of each calendar year. Any applications not received by the deadline, will not be considered for an award.

All applications will be reviewed and recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the

Wyoming Peace Officers Association. Every applicant will be notified of the success or failure of their financial aid request by late September of each calendar year.

Good luck in your bid for a scholarship!

Scholarship Application Downloads Are Below The Categories.

SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES

CATEGORY #1: Value-$500 per semester available to:

A dependent of an active (dues are current), lifetime or deceased lifetime member of Wyoming Peace

Officers Association regardless of field of study and who will be attending any college, university or technical school.

Eligibility Requirements: Recipients must carry a full-time status of twelve (12) semester credit hours or more and must satisfactorily complete twelve (12) hours for the Fall semester to be eligible for the Spring stipend Satisfactory completion is defined as a “C” grade point average or better.

 

CATEGORY #2: Value-$500 per semester available to:

Any Wyoming resident enrolled (majoring) in a law enforcement program at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming Community College.

Eligibility Requirements: Recipients must carry a full-time status of twelve (12) semester credit hours or more and must satisfactorily complete twelve (12) hours for the Fall semester to be eligible for the Spring stipend Satisfactory completion is defined as a “C” grade point average or better.

 

CATEGORY #3: Value-$500 per semester available to:

Any active or retired Wyoming law enforcement officer enrolled in a law enforcement major the University of Wyoming or any Wyoming community College on a full-time or part-time basis.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a current member of the Wyoming Peace Officer Association. Upon receipt of an official college transcript from present or past educational institutions proving a C average or better, the chose recipient will be paid $25 per college credit hour to be applied to tuition, books, or travel expenses.

 

CATEGORY #4: Value-$1000 per year available to:

Any pre-service student who has successfully completed or who will successfully complete (within the last year-July 1st to June 30th) a peace officer basic course or detention officer basic course offered by the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants, if employed by a law enforcement agency at the time of application must be a current member of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association. Upon receipt of a certification of successful completion of the peace officer basic course or detention officer basic course and the Student Evaluation Form, each recipient shall be paid $1000.

At the end of the semester or course, each recipient shall forward to the Scholarship Committee Chairman transcripts for the semester or course (for pre-service students) just completed. Once a recipient has shown the established criteria has been met, the Committee Chairman shall direct the Treasurer of the Wyoming Peace Officer Association to forward a check to the recipient.

Please contact Jonlee Anderle at jsandlerle@aol.com if you are interested in obtaining an application form.

Scholarship Application

 

Wyoming Investigators Association

The Wyoming Investigators Association awards 2 -$1,000.00 scholarships each year to qualified applicants.

All scholarship applicants must be Wyoming residents and submit a letter of 500 words or less with the application. This letter should include, but not be limited to, goals and objectives, the reason for the application, any recognition or accomplishments the applicant has received or made within the past three years.

In addition to submitting an application letter, please complete the scholarship application which, can be downloaded below for one of the two Wyoming Investigators Association $1,000 scholarships.

WIA Scholarship Application