Supporting children of law enforcement officers

If you can express in writing what it is like to grow up as a son or daughter of a law enforcement officer, you could be eligible to win a $2,000 college scholarship.

Cops’ Kids, Inc. was created with one overall purpose in mind: to lend support to the children of active-duty sworn law enforcement officers. Our primary vehicle for achieving that purpose is providing scholarships to college-bound children of police officers.

Our scholarship application requirements are very simple:

  1. Applicants must be the son or daughter of an active-duty sworn law enforcement officer employed by either the Huntsville, Madison, Decatur or Athens Police Departments or the Madison or Morgan County Sheriff’s Offices.
  2. Applicants must have been accepted by and enrolled in a community college, junior college, college or university. The applicant can be a high school graduate starting on a college career or a student already enrolled in an institution of higher learning.
  3. Applicants must submit a written essay (maximum 2,000 words) that expresses that applicant’s experience growing up as a child of a law enforcement officer.

That’s it. The scholarship is not based on grade point averages, social activities, finances or letters of recommendation. Basically, this is a creative writing competition.

Each spring Cops’ Kids, Inc. will select what our judges believe is the best of the submitted essays and that student will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

(This page sets forth a summary of the requirements.  Please see “Terms & Conditions” for detailed rules of the program.)

We’re sending a Cop’s Kid to Space Camp!

We’re having a contest for kids 9 to 11 years old that are the children of full-time sworn law enforcement officers employed by one of the following agencies:

Huntsville, Madison, Athens or Decatur Police Departments or the Madison or Morgan County Sheriff’s Offices.

  • You must be the son or daughter of a sworn active-duty law enforcement officer employed by one of the six law enforcement agencies listed above.
  • You must be between the ages of 9 and 11, inclusive, on the date you report to Space Camp. (9-year-olds must have completed or be enrolled in 4th grade.)
  • Submit in writing to our Post Office address or to our email address a one page statement telling us why you would enjoy going to Space Camp.
  • Submissions accepted only between October 1 and December 15, 2018.

Include with your submission your name and your law enforcement parent’s name, address phone number and email address.

The boy or girl who we determine to have submitted the best entry will be awarded full tuition ($999) for one week of Space Camp at the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center during the summer of 2019.

Our first scholarship winner

Cops’ Kids was very proud to present our first scholarship winner, Kennedy Moore. We had a really nice ceremony at the Huntsville Police Department Headquarters. Pictured from left to right are Tom Borcher, Cops’ Kids Executive Director, Kennedy Moore and her parents and Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray, (May 9, 2018)

Mission

We offer support to the children of active-duty sworn law enforcement officers by providing scholarships to the officers’ college-bound sons and daughters.

Apply

Applicants may submit their essays between January 1st and March 31st.  (Any essays submitted outside of these dates will not be considered.)  Submissions may be made through this website.

Donate

Funds donated to Cops’ Kids provide scholarships to students in the Huntsville and surrounding communities. Read more to find out how you can contribute.