Eligibility Requirements & Application Process
In May of each year, the FPOA awards scholarships to eligible applicants. The number of scholarships awarded, and the amount of each scholarship, varies from year to year depending upon allocated funds. In 2017, the FPOA awarded eight scholarships ranging from $750 to $1,500.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be an unmarried dependent child of an active or retired member of the FPOA, in good standing, or the unmarried child of a deceased member of the FPOA.
- In case of a dispute, tax returns or birth certificates may be required as proof, but need not be submitted with the application.
- Have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5* (based on a maximum 4.0 system), as evidenced by transcripts SUBMITTED WITH THE APPLICATION.
- Graduating high school seniors must submit their high school transcripts covering through the most-recent Fall semester. (Do not wait to include Spring transcripts.)
- College students who have completed less than 24 units of college work must submit BOTH High School AND College transcripts to date.
- College students who have completed 24 or more college units need only submit college transcripts covering all college work to date
- Transcripts do not need to be certified.
- Be enrolling in the following Fall semester for either full-time (12 or more units) of undergraduate college study, or in an accredited vocational school. (Scholarships will not be awarded for postgraduate studies, or more than four times for any one applicant.)
- Applicants will be required to provide proof of registration or participation before the scholarships will be provided, but do not need to submit it with the application.
The Scholarship Committee considers scholastic achievement, school activities and community involvement/service in deciding which applicants will receive the awards. Applicants are encouraged, therefore, to be thorough in describing their scholastic, extracurricular and community activities in the space provided on the application.
Len Gleim, Program Director
FPOA Scholarship Committee
*The Fresno Police Officers Association will only accept applications for scholarship consideration with a transcript based on a traditional Grade Point Average (GPA). This will be evidenced by documents which include assigned letter grades for completed classes and a corresponding Grade Point Average. A "Pass/Fail" or "Class-Completed Satisfactorily" will not be accepted. There is no current method to compare these types of "Non-Letter Scoring/Evaluation Systems" to weigh them against traditional GPAs.
APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AROUND FEBRUARY 1 OF EACH YEAR. CALL THE FPOA OFFICE @ 559-442-3762 FOR A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKAGE OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM HERE.