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IACP Foundation: 2010–2011 SELECT Scholarship Recipients Announced

By Russell B. Laine, Chief, Algonquin, Illinois, Police Department; Immediate Past President, IACP; and Chair, IACP Foundation

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or the fourth consecutive year, the board and the staff of the IACP Foundation are proud to honor the service and sacrifice of law enforcement’s finest by providing continuing education assistance through the Survivors’ Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) Scholarship program.

Thanks to three endowed scholarships, the SELECT program provides funding for undergraduate or graduate studies for the dependant family members of law enforcement officers fallen or permanently disabled in the line of duty. For the 2010–2011 school year, the Foundation is fortunate to provide an additional scholarship, totaling four awards, to help defray expenses associated with tuition and fees.

It is a privilege for the Foundation, the patrons of its scholarships, and the many donors who support the Foundation’s good work to recognize the following recipients of the 2010–2011 SELECT Scholarships:

The IACP Foundation Scholarship

As a result of a significant, anonymous donation, the IACP Foundation offers a scholarship that provides assistance with tuition and fees in the amount of $2,500 annually to a successful applicant. For the 2010–2011 school year, the Foundation is pleased to be able to provide two of these scholarships at $2,500 each.

Myah Chancellor, attending Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Myah’s father, Deputy Charles Chancellor, worked in law enforcement for more than 25 years. On December 17, 2007, Deputy Chancellor was in his marked unit and stopped at a traffic light when he was struck from behind. He suffered severe damage to his back, and, as a result of his on-duty injury, he retired on disability from the Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office.

Katie Paulson, attending Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. On July 6, 2002, Katie’s father, Officer Ladd Paulson, was working as a motorcycle officer with the Billings, Montana, Police Department. As he was responding to a call with lights and siren, Officer Paulson was struck broadside by a vehicle traveling at more than 50 mph. He suffered multiple injuries including a skull fracture, six broken ribs, a crushed right leg, and massive internal injuries.

Officer Paulson retired with full disability from the department, but returned after two years of healing and rehabilitation as a civilian contractor to the department, serving as a motorcycle instructor. Officer Paulson was again struck by a vehicle within a year of returning to work and sustained additional injuries, including the loss of the use of his right arm.

Chief Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship

Through his professionalism, dedication, and personality, Chief Dave Cameron of the Jackson, Wyoming, Police Department influenced law enforcement throughout his career and 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 will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

The IACP Foundation is proud to recognize an extraordinary $10,000 donation made by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Foundation in Forth Worth, Texas, to further enhance the Chief Dave Cameron Memorial Scholarship. This gift was made in honor of John Clark, former IACP Foundation board member and general director of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, upon his retirement.

Kelsey Rigg, attending Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana.Kelsey’s father, William Rigg, served as a deputy sheriff with the Anderson County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Office. On May 2, 2006, Deputy Rigg responded to a call for assistance to locate a suspect for a neighboring jurisdiction. While attempting to make contact with the intoxicated suspect, Deputy Rigg was attacked by the subject, driving him backward into both the door frame and the protruding brass knob on the frame. Deputy Rigg suffered a fracture to his spine resulting in permanent injury to his spinal cord.

Charles and Claire Blauer Scholarship

Endowed by the Blauer family of Blauer Manufacturing Company Incorporated in honor of their parents, Charles and Claire Blauer, this scholarship will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

Erinn McNew, attending Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. Erinn’s father, Officer Montgomery McNew worked as a canine handler with the Oakland, California, Police Department. During agitator/decoy training with fellow handlers, an accident resulted in a serious injury to his shoulder. Subsequent surgery and physical therapy failed to resolve the problem and led to Officer McNew’s disability retirement. ■

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.

Please cite as:

Russell B. Laine, "2010–2011 SELECT Scholarship Recipients Announced," IACP Foundation, The Police Chief 77 (October 2010): 10, (insert access date).



From The Police Chief, vol. 77, no. 10, October 2010. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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