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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:

Sharie Lutt
United States Probation Office
United States Courthouse
230 North First Avenue, suite 406
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1729

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 1st annually



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