I am a retired Iowa State Patrol trooper, having served for 21 years. I can tell you for a fact that state troopers don't expect anything in return for what they do. They willingly fulfill their responsibilities with dedication - knowing they are working for the greater good of our communities and helping individuals when they need it most.
The American Association of State Troopers Foundation, Inc. was founded to provide a special way to give back to trooper members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc., (AAST) through academic scholarships for their dependents. These goals cannot be achieved with out your help.
I encourage you to examine this website and learn more about state troopers. See what our scholarship recipients have accomplished and the troopers and families who have already been helped by our efforts. You will see inspiring people whose lives revolve around protecting and providing for you. Your support will make the difference in the lives of those dedicated to your welfare. You can take this opportunity to say, Thank you for rescuing those of us caught in unfortunate situations. Thank you for striving to protect us from reckless drivers. Thank you for guarding those of us who need it. Thank you for risking your lives to keep our streets safe. Thank you for everything you do.
Mark A. Probst, Chairman Iowa State Patrol Captain (ret.)
"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