By Major General Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard; Past President, IACP; and Chair, IACP Foundation
|Message from the Chair|
It brings me great personal and professional pride to return as chair of the IACP Foundation for a second consecutive term. I am confident, despite the global economic challenges of the past year, that the Foundation’s future is both solid and secure. With the support of dedicated corporate partners and generous donors from the IACP membership, the Foundation will continue its course of robust growth and the expansion of its catalog of programs to serve more fully the needs of today’s modern law enforcement professional.
Every May, the law enforcement community comes together during National Police Week to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by fallen colleagues across the United States (see photo coverage, page 16).
One of the most rewarding of the IACP Foundation’s programs has emerged over the past three years to help continue that tradition of acknowledging the United States’ fallen heroes. The Survivors’ Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) scholarship was established to honor the contribution made by law enforcement officers who have fallen or become permanently disabled in the line of duty.
The SELECT program supports the continuing education needs of dependent family members by helping to defray costs for undergraduate and graduate studies. The scholarship process is open to dependent family members, such as spouses and children under 26 years of age, of officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Applicants must be high school graduates or in possession of a high school equivalency diploma and must be registered to attend an accredited undergraduate or graduate college or post–high school vocational/technical institution.
The IACP Foundation is proud to demonstrate its appreciation for the dedicated members of its law enforcement family by providing three scholarship awards for the 2009–2010 academic year.
Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship: Through his professionalism, dedication, and personality, Chief Dave Cameron of the Jackson, Wyoming, Police Department influenced the law enforcement community throughout his career as well as during his tenure on the IACP Executive Committee.
IACP executive director Dan Rosenblatt and his wife Lonie Hassel have chosen to demonstrate their support of the IACP Foundation and the SELECT program by permanently endowing this scholarship, which provides a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.
Charles and Claire Blauer Scholarship: For three generations, Blauer Manufacturing, Incorporated, has developed and manufactured high-performance protective uniform apparel for the public safety market. Founded by Louis Blauer in the early 1930s, the company saw its leadership passed onto sons Maurice and Charles Blauer in the 1950s. Today, Charles’s children, Michael, Stephen, Bill, and Sharyn, actively and passionately run the organization and are proud partners of both the IACP and the IACP Foundation. Endowed by the Blauers in honor of their parents Charles and Claire Blauer, this scholarship provides a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.
IACP Foundation Scholarship: As a result of a significant anonymous donation and through the continued support of donations from the IACP membership, the IACP Foundation is fortunate to offer an additional endowed scholarship in the amount of $2,500 that provides for assistance with tuition and fees. This scholarship is awarded annually to one successful applicant.
How to Apply
The SELECT application form, along with additional application criteria, can be downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site at www.theiacpfoundation.org. Every application received will be considered for all three scholarship opportunities listed above.
The deadline for applications is Friday, June 5, 2009.
Please contact Patricia Casstevens, Foundation director, with any questions regarding the application process. ■
|The IACP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established to solicit, receive, administer, and expend funds for law enforcement–related charitable and educational purposes. Donations may be tax deductible; please check with your personal tax adviser. The foundation’s federal tax ID number is 54-1576762.|