PPRPOM Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund was established in 2019 and the first scholarship awards were awarded in May of 2020. The actual number of scholarships awarded from year to year will be determined, in part, on the availability of scholarship funds and the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on factors deemed relevant by the Scholarship Committee, including but not limited to, academic performance, community/volunteer involvement, grammar and writing skills from the essay, and financial need. Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee whose decision will be final.
If awarded a scholarship, the recipient must maintain full-time status or 12 credits per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA or a passing grade in a pass/fail grading system. If he/she fails to comply with these requirements, repayment of the scholarship may be required. Recipients will be required to submit their semester transcript to PPRPOM within thirty (30) days from the end of the semester.
Scholarships may be used for any purpose related to college (i.e. tuition, books, school supplies etc.)
Submission of an application implies consent to the use of the applicant’s name and scholarship award for PPRPOM’s website and/or articles written about the scholarship program.
Any dependent child* of an active, sworn, full-time law enforcement personnel who is currently serving or assigned to a local field office within the agencies** that PPRPOM serves.
*The term child(ren) includes natural, foster, adopted, step-children or dependent children of a Civil Union partner.
**The agencies that PPRPOM serves are the following: Cripple Creek, Teller County, Woodland Park, Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake, Monument, Calhan, Simla, Fountain, El Paso County, Colorado Springs, UCCS Police, Pikes Peak Community College Police, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Department of Gaming, Fourth Judicial District, Army or Air Force Law Enforcement entities located in the Fourth Judicial District.
The applicant must be a High School Senior enrolled in an in-state or out-of-state 4 year/2 year/Trade School or be a current college student.
The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA currently in high school or college in order to apply.
A GED certificate is acceptable in lieu of a High School Diploma.
You may apply for the scholarship each year that you are eligible. If you are awarded a scholarship, you are eligible to apply for the next school year as long as you are enrolled full-time.
In order for your application to be accepted and reviewed, all applications must include:
A completed typed application (handwritten applications will not be accepted).
An original, typed essay (750 words or less, double-spaced);
An original, sealed high school transcript (not required for home-schooled students or applicants currently attending college);
Letter verifying acceptance to an accredited college or university (High School Seniors Only). If the applicant does not have a letter of acceptance at the time of the application deadline, it may be submitted at a later date. Please note, before a scholarship can be awarded, proof of college acceptance is required.
For those currently attending college, in addition to the application and essay, you will need to provide the following:
An original, sealed college transcript; and
A letter verifying continued eligibility of full-time enrollment (a copy of your upcoming registration is acceptable).
Applicants that do not submit a complete application packet or are postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered.
Applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application in April 2021.
Deadline and Submission Information
A completed application and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than 09 April, 2021. Mail applications to: PPRPOM, P.O. Box 64332, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962.
If you have questions regarding the application or process, please contact Andrea Sloniker at (719) 520-7204.
PPRPOM does not discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, religious convictions, disability or sexual orientation.