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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

GET UP TO $6,000 FOR YOUR EDUCATION*

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Pursue the education you want. LAPFCU can help you realize your dreams.

TRADITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Unlocking opportunities for our future leaders
  • Open to LAPFCU members ages 17-22

LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Empowering our law enforcement community for a safer tomorrow
  • Open to Cadets, Explorers, or equivalent/LAPFCU members ages 17-22

EACH program awards:

  • One Grand Prize: $6,000
  • Up to eight Excellent Achievement Awards: $4,500

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Scholarships are awarded based on:

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

 

 

 

Law Enforcement Career Scholarship Program

Exclusively for eligible members 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.

Traditional Scholarship Program

For all eligible LAPFCU youth members.

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.

 


NOTE: You are ineligible if you or your immediate family member is a previous LAPFCU scholarship winner


 

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

  • Must be submitted through the links 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: jgreene@lapfcu.org / (818) 464-1611.

Winners will be notified the week of June 3.

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