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DPSOA Scholarship

Welcome to the DPS Officers Association Scholarship Program. DPSOA has awarded $846,600 in scholarships over the past seven academic years to a wide range of talented and deserving students in the state of Texas. The scholarships are issued in the name of the academic institutions of the student's choice. The DPS Officers Association Scholarship Program provides Initial and Continuing Education Scholarships to qualified individuals. It is our sincere desire to increase both the number and size of the scholarships granted. As a non-profit organization DPS Officer’s Association depends exclusively on donations given by community groups, businesses, and the public at large to fund this Scholarship Program. More than 125 scholarships are made available each year, to high school students from diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds, in pursuit of higher education. Scholarship awards are granted in recognition of the student’s academic achievements, community involvement, and potential for success. Additionally the DPS Officer’s Association annually awards the Mark Jeffrey Phebus Scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in a law enforcement related Major (see below). The application deadline for this scholarship is June 15 each year. Contact the DPS Officers Association for an application.

Scholarship Application
 

 

Mark Jeffrey Phebus Scholarship
(For individuals pursuing a degree in a law enforcement related major.)

MARK JEFFREY PHEBUS SCHOLARSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
 
 
COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE ENTERING THEIR JUNIOR OR SENIOR YEAR who meet the following guidelines are encouraged to apply:
 
                1. Financial Aid Need
                2. Extra -Curricular Activities (involvement and service to school and    community)
                3. Moral Integrity (good character)
                4. Majoring in Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology or other law enforcement related field of study.
                5. Is a family member of current or retired DPS personnel.
 
 
THIS AWARD MAY BE USED AT THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OF THE APPLICANT'S CHOICE.
 
Each applicant is given consideration by an unbiased committee.  The Association encourages you to apply for this award.
 
DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2011,  AT MIDNIGHT.  Any application postmarked after this date will not be considered.
 
THE ASSOCIATION NEEDS FROM EACH APPLICANT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
 
                1. OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT
                2. COMPLETED  APPLICATION
                3. UPDATED ACTIVITY SHEET- This may include, on a separate sheet, all activities the applicant wishes to list which occurred during the college years, such as: plays, speaking engagements, special programs, contests entered, awards received, church activities, athletic activities, in and out of school, or any other activity deemed appropriate.
               
 
 
SEND THE ABOVE INFORMATION TO:   MARK JEFFREY PHEBUS SCHOLARSHIP
                                                               DPS OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
                                                                         5821 AIRPORT BLVD.
                                                                         AUSTIN,  TEXAS  78752