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:
- Applicants must be the son or daughter of an active-duty sworn law enforcement officer employed by one of the following Northern Alabama law enforcement agencies: Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Triana or Athens Police Departments or the Madison or Morgan County Sheriff’s Offices.
- 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.
- 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.)