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 - Criminal Justice Field
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 an original essay with the following prompt: "Has your parent or guardian motivated you to choose law enforcement, corrections or criminal justice as your future career? If so, in what way? If not, who or what has motivated you?" 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.
The deadline for 2018 scholarship applications was July 18, 2018. There were 10 FSA Student Scholarships available for the Fall 2018 semester, each valued at up to $2,000.
The FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation College Scholarships - STEM Field
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.
FSA is now accepting applications for the 2019 FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation STEM scholarships. The deadline for 2019 scholarship applications March 29, 20198. The ten FSA/Motorola Solutions Foundation College Scholarships are valued at $2,000.
In general terms, interested applicants must:
- Be a son or daughter of any full-time sheriffs office employee
- Be attending a college or community college that is regionally accredited (i.e. the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, in the school term beginning in the Fall, 2019;
- Certify within the application that they are planning a career in a STEM related field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
If you have questions about the scholarship application process, call or email Patti Brigance at (850) 877-2165 or email@example.com.