LEEP doubles Dream Scholarship awards
— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor
The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) has been giving out scholarships to students with a demonstrated interest in public service/law enforcement careers for the past 12 years, awarding a record number of applicants last year. In 2017, LEEP will further its commitment to supporting future public safety employees by doubling the amount awarded per student!
LEEP is proud to announce it has increased Dream Scholarships from $1,000 to $2,000 per applicant selected.
Over the years, LEEP has awarded approximately $162,000 in scholarships to students across the nation pursuing careers in public safety and all of its related fields including: Law Enforcement, Police-Fire Dispatch, Corrections Officers, Firefighting or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).
Last year, 22 worthy applicants were chosen for Dream Scholarships. The funds are sent directly to the college or institution each student is attending to further their education in these fields.
Anyone interested in applying for a LEEP Dream Scholarship should visit www.leepusa.com and click on the Scholarships & Awards tab to download and complete an application. Applications and accompanying documentation must be received no later than May 1, 2017.