The Sheboygan Police Benevolent Association’s Scholarship Program seeks to promote the scholastic well being of the youth of our community by providing financial aid assistance for the first year of college to deserving students. This scholarship award is made two installments – one half at the beginning of each semester.
To be eligible for this award, you must be a graduating senior from one of the high schools in the city of Sheboygan: Christian, Lutheran, North, and South; or a graduating senior and a child of a Sheboygan Police Officer. Other requirements include: ranking in the top 50% of your graduating class, exhibiting good citizenship through participation in extra-curricular activities at school, and demonstrating strong community involvement. Qualified applicants will possess high moral character and will not have been convicted of a crime, will demonstrate financial need, and must be planning to enter a program leading to a Bachelors degree. Since there is no interview process, an essay outlined on the application is very important. Preference may be given to graduates related to law enforcement personnel; however, it is not a requirement.
Last year, our Association awarded $7,000.00 in scholarships, and plans to offer at least that amount this year. The maximum amount an individual recipient will be awarded is $2,000.00.
The application deadline for this year’s scholarships is Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 5:00pm.
Applications (along with copies of high school transcripts) can be dropped off at the police department, or mailed to: SPBA Scholarship Chair, Attn: Alex Jaeger, Sheboygan Police Department, 1315 N. 23rd Street, Sheboygan. Final selections will take place on or about April 14th, and the recipients will be awarded the scholarship at their school’s award ceremony.
Click here for the scholarship application.