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Ben S. Meeker Academic Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship program is the promotion of professional and educational development through financial support to students with intellectual ability and professional maturity who manifest a commitment to the field of probation, pretrial services, parole and/or criminal justice.

To Qualify you must pursue an undergraduate degree in: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work or related fields of study.
Level of Education for which Award is granted: College, junior, senior or graduate.
Amount of Award: Maximum of $1,000 per year.
Method of Disbursement: Cash payment
Applicants must have:
  1. A parent, guardian or grandparent who is an active or honorary member of the Federal Probation & Pretrial Officers Association;
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student; and
  3. Have a personal commitment to enter the field of criminal justice, probation, pretrial services upon graduation.
You need to submit:
  1. Transcript of all college credits;
  2. Include two letters of recommendation from individuals (excluding relatives) who have known you for at least two years;
  3. Provide a brief narrative highlighting your future plans; and,
  4. A personal interview may be required
Apply to: Please e-mail your application to
Selection Process The monetary amounts and number of awards granted are determined by the FPPOA Executive Board
Deadline for Receipt of Applications: Close of business on September 15th annually