Riverside Sheriffs’ Association and the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation established a scholarship program to assist members’ children and student residents of Riverside County, California, who plan to continue in postsecondary education. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical or trade school of the student’s choice in the United States.
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.
A single application is used for the following two scholarships.
Applicants to the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association Memorial Scholarship must be:
Applicants to the Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Relief Foundation Scholarship must be:
Eight awards will be granted each year, provided there are qualified applicants. Awards are distributed equally between the two named scholarships.
Four awards of $2,500 will be granted to applicants who plan to attend or are currently attending an accredited four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor degree.
Four awards of $1,000 will be granted to applicants who plan to attend or are currently attending an accredited two-year college, vocational-technical school or trade school where the student will obtain an associate degree, certificate, or licensure.
Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.
Awards are not renewable; a student may receive only one Riverside Sheriffs’ Association award per lifetime. Students will receive the highest Riverside Sheriffs’ Association award for which they qualified.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America.
In no instance does any officer or employee of Riverside Sheriffs’ 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.
All applicants will be notified in February.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Riverside Sheriffs’ Association. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.