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Fifth Year for Foundation Honoring Service and Sacrifice through Scholarships

By Michael J. Carroll, Chief of Police, West Goshen Township Police Department, West Goshen, Pennsylvania; Immediate Past President, IACP; Chair, IACP Foundation

or the fifth consecutive year, the IACP Foundation is proud to announce the availability of the Survivors’ Education Law Enforcement Trust (SELECT) scholarship program. This program is the Foundation’s way of paying tribute to the dedicated law enforcement officers who have fallen or become permanently disabled in the line of duty.

Top to bottom: Kelsey Rigg, Erinn
McNew, Myah Chancellor, and
Katie Paulson

During National Police Week, which runs this year May 15–21, the entire family of professional policing takes pause and finds time to reflect on the service and sacrifice that their brothers and sisters in blue have contributed throughout the year. For the IACP Foundation, this is a time to give back to the law enforcement family by providing three cash scholarship awards to the spouses and children of those officers.

The SELECT program supports the continuing education needs of dependant family members by helping to defray costs for both undergraduate and graduate studies. The scholarship process is open to dependant family members of officers killed or permanently 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 application process for the scholarship awards is open and the Foundation will be accepting submissions until the deadline date of Friday, June 24, 2011.

2010 Awardees Reflect Rate of Officer Injury

Last year’s SELECT recipients all received their scholarships as a result of a permanently disabling injury incurred by a family member. This is a poignant reminder of the significant threat of injury that law enforcement officers encounter every day. It is also a call to action to remind officers that their own safety is a priority along with that of every citizen they serve.

Kelsey Rigg. Her father, Deputy Sheriff William Rigg of the Anderson County, South Carolina, Sheriff’s Office, was assaulted by a suspect, resulting in permanent injury to his spinal cord.

Erinn McNew. Her father, Officer Montgomery McNew of the Oakland, California, Police Department, suffered a grievous injury to his shoulder while participating in canine training.

Myah Chancellor. Her father, Deputy Sheriff Charles Chancellor of the Jefferson County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Office, was in his marked unit and stopped at a traffic light when he was struck from behind, resulting in permanent damage to his back.

Katie Paulson. Her father, Motor Officer Ladd Paulson of the Billings, Montana, Police Department, was struck broadside by a vehicle traveling more than 50 miles per hour. He suffered multiple injuries including a skull fracture, six broken ribs, a crushed right leg, and massive internal injuries.

Awards Available for the 2011–2012 Academic Year

The 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 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 will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

The Charles and Claire Blauer Scholarship. For three generations, Blauer Manufacturing Incorporated has developed and manufactured protective uniform apparel for the public safety market. Founded by Louis Blauer in the early 1930s, the company’s 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 Blauer family, in honor of their parents Charles and Claire Blauer, this scholarship will provide a $1,000 award to one recipient annually.

The 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 offers an endowed scholarship that provides for assistance with tuition and fees in the amount of $2,500 annually to one successful applicant.

How to Apply

The SELECT application form, along with additional application criteria and deadline information, can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at Every application received will be considered for all three scholarship opportunities listed above. ■

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:

Michael J. Carroll, “Fifth Year for Foundation Honoring Service and Sacrifice through Scholarships,” IACP Foundation, The Police Chief 78 (May 2011): 10.

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From The Police Chief, vol. LXXVIII, no. 5, May 2011. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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