Scholarship Programs

Each scholarship program awards One Grand Prize: $6,000 & up to 8 Excellent Achievement Awards of $4,500

Deadline is April 2, 2024

Winners will be notified the week of June 3

Pursue the education you want

LAPFCU can help you realize your dreams. Tap into our scholarship programs and unlock opportunities for your future. 

Scholarships are awarded based on:

  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Scholastic awards and achievements
  • Community involvement
  • Written essay response

Traditional Scholarship

For all eligible LAPFCU members 17 - 22 years old.

Traditional Scholarship Essay: In 500 to 1,000 words, write an essay about the following topic. “Tell us about a hero in your life and explain how that person affected your perspective and influenced your behaviors and actions. How will you pay it forward so others benefit from this too?”

To qualify, you must be a current LAPFCU member and:

  • Be in good standing with LAPFCU at the time of application submission. Application acceptance is conditional on membership verification.
  • Be between 17 and 22 years old.
  • Be accepted/enrolled in an accredited university, college, community college, technical program, or trade school for fall 2024.

Law Enforcement Career Scholarship

Exclusively for eligible members 17 - 22 years old in law enforcement programs (e.g., Cadets, Explorers, POPP, ACOP).

Law Enforcement Scholarship Essay: In 500 to 1,000 words, write an essay about the following topic. “The Los Angeles Police Department, the second largest agency in the nation, will soon have a new Chief. What does the new Chief need to do to be successful? What qualities and characteristics will he or she need to have to be successful in his or her role?”

To qualify, you must be a current LAPFCU member, enrolled in/recently graduated from a law enforcement youth program, and:

  • Be in good standing with LAPFCU at the time of application submission. Application acceptance is conditional on membership verification.
  • Be between 17 and 22 years old.
  • Be an active member or 2023 graduate of a law enforcement youth program, such as: Cadets, Explorers, POPP, ACOP, or equivalent. Proof of program enrollment or completion is required.
  • Be accepted/enrolled in an accredited university, college, community college, technical program, or trade school for fall 2024.

APRIL 2, 2024: APPLICATIONS, ESSAYS, AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION DUE.

  • Must be submitted through the Apply Now link on this page
  • Attached documents must be in Word or PDF file format only
  • No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. No exceptions.

Need assistance? Contact Jared: [email protected] / (818) 464-1611.

 

Winners will be notified the week of June 3.