To encourage and reward high-achieving students whose parents work in a Florida Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Sheriffs Association has established two college scholarship programs.
The FSA Student Scholarships
The FSA Student Scholarships were created in 1993 for students wanting to follow in their parent’s footsteps and are studying for a career in law enforcement, corrections, or another criminal justice field. To be eligible, students must have at least one parent working full-time for a Florida sheriff’s office and submit an application and essay describing how their parent motivated them to choose law enforcement as their future career. Applicants must be attending a regionally accredited community college, college or university in the school term to begin in the fall semester. Students will be reviewed on three components: application, essay, and reference letters. Each scholarship is worth up to $1,000.
The FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation College Scholarships
The FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation College Scholarships are for students planning to pursue a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related field who is an eligible dependent son or daughter of a full-time sheriff's office employee. Students must complete an application and write an essay describing what attracted them to a STEM field of study and their professional goals.
There are five FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation College Scholarships available for the Fall 2017 semester. Each scholarship is valued at up to $2,000.
All applications for scholarships must be accompanied by certain documentation, a listing of which is included in the application package.
To facilitate the work of the screening committee, applications for scholarships must be received at FSA headquarters no later than February 20, 2017. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter. If you have questions about the scholarship application process, call or email Patti Brigance at (850) 877-2165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.