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SVCF Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

SVCF Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

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High School Students & Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

The SVCF Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is a scholarship program offered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). The scholarship is named in honor of Harold Johnson, a former police chief of Palo Alto, California, who was committed to advancing law enforcement professionalism and community relations.

The scholarship is designed to support individuals who are pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. It aims to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and have a desire to make a positive impact in their communities through a career in law enforcement.

Eligibility Criteria For SVCF Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

Here are some general eligibility criteria that are typically considered:

  • Academic Enrollment: Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university program. The program of study should be related to law enforcement, criminal justice, or a related field.
  • Law Enforcement Affiliation: The scholarship may be open to individuals who are affiliated with law enforcement agencies or have a direct familial relationship with someone who is or was affiliated with a law enforcement agency. This may include current or retired law enforcement officers, employees, or immediate family members (spouses, children, or grandchildren) of such individuals.
  • Academic Achievement: Applicants are typically required to have a strong academic record. This may include maintaining a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) as specified by the scholarship program.
  • Financial Need: The SVCF Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship may consider financial need as a factor in the selection process. Applicants may need to demonstrate financial need by providing relevant financial information or completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • Letters of Recommendation: The scholarship application may require applicants to submit letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to their character, academic abilities, and potential in the field of law enforcement.
  • Other Criteria: Additional criteria may be considered, such as community involvement, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and work experience related to law enforcement or criminal justice.

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