Scholarship Requirements & Information

2017 Scholarship Application

Click here to download and print.

 

AAST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS JULY 31 OF EACH YEAR.

 

The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. accepts scholarship applications from the dependents of trooper members for assistance with their post-secondary education expenses. Dependents are defined as: child by natural birth, child legally adopted, stepchild, or child raised as a member's own (claimed as a dependent on income tax).

 

For a student to be eligible, their AAST member parent must have been a member in good standing for two (2) consecutive years prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year the student is applying. Students can be eligible to apply each year for a total of three scholarships.

 

Scholarship Award Cycles

 

$500 First Scholarship Applicant Criteria Requirements:


• An original, official transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) at an accredited school.

• HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS must submit a final four-year high school transcript. If your transcript does not indicate your grades for all four years of high school, it will not be considered.

• COLLEGE STUDENTS must submit a current official college transcript indicating all grades earned through the current year which you are applying.

• A letter of acceptance from an accredited college, state university, community college or technical school for the upcoming academic year.

• A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Career Plans."

• A small photo of applicant attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.

 

$1,000 Second Scholarship Applicant Criteria Requirements:

 


• An original, official transcript indicating that a minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) was maintained during the fall through spring semesters preceding the current award cycle deadline of July 31st.

• A letter or registration notice as proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year.

• A small photo of applicant attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.

• No essay is required for the second scholarship.


$1,000 Third Scholarship Applicant Criteria Requirements:

 


• An original, official transcript indicating that a minimum 3.8 GPA (4.0 scale) was maintained during the fall through spring semesters preceding the current award cycle deadline of July 31st.

• A letter or registration notice as proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year.

• A small photo of applicant attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.

• No essay is required for the third scholarship.


$1,500 V.J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Requirements:

 


• Third Scholarship Applicants only.

• Available to Florida applicants only.

• Only one scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is intending to use his or her education to pursue a career in law enforcement. If the applicant is not accepted for the V.J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship, assuming all other criteria are met, the applicant will then be considered for the general third scholarship award.

• An original, official transcript indicating that a minimum 3.8 GPA (4.0 scale) was maintained during the fall through spring semesters for which the second scholarship award was granted.

• A letter or registration notice as proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year.

• A typed essay of 500 WORDS entitled "How My Education Will Advance My Plans for a Career in Law Enforcement."

• A small photo of applicant attached to the bottom of the application where indicated.

Scholarships

From Our Members

 

"Your gift will further my education and allow me to follow in the footsteps of family members before me. My grandfather, Captain Joe F. Dixon (retired), served Florida Highway Patrol for 39 years and my dad, Major Jeffrey S. Dixon, has been on the patrol for the past 25 years. My family has been in FHP for several decades and someday I hope to join the ranks of the patrol and pursue a career in law enforcement.

I know AAST supports the education of troopers and their families through scholarship opportunities, and I am truly grateful to be a recipient. Man’s flight through life is supported by the power of his knowledge and your gift will certainly help me sustain my educational and professional goals. As a part of a trooper’s family, this opportunity means a great deal to me and my family. Thank you to everyone at AAST and to the troopers and retirees across the county who support the scholarship program.”



-Wesley Dixon, AAST Scholarship Recipient
Helping Troopers To Protect. Provide. Connect. Nationwide