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CPOA Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association has established a scholarship program to assist children of members who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to the CPOA Scholarship Program must:

  • Be dependent* children, age 23 and under, of Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association members who have a minimum of two years membership with the association as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or a stepchild living in the member’s household or primarily supported by the member.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Awards

Up to five awards of $1,000 each may be granted, or up to three awards of $1,500 each may be granted, or up to two awards of $2,000 each may be granted, based on the number of applications.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and an online recommendation.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of The Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than May 19, 2022 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

The Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!