The AAST Foundation was established to raise funds to provide scholarships for the dependents of AAST trooper members. Since it was established, the AAST Foundation has awarded over $2.9 million in scholarships to 3,963 students to support their educational endeavors.


Dr. Tareyn Morris – Paying it forward!

Dr. Morris who is the daughter of Ret Lt. Sammy Morris, TXDPS and Gwen Morris, has stepped up and said thank you to the American Association of State Troopers Foundation. As you read a letter from Dr. Morris below you will see her appreciation for our scholarship foundation. As Dr. Morris works toward achieving her dream, she still had the time to think of the Foundation and give back. This is truly an example of what being a trooper family is all about!

We challenge all of our trooper family and friends to step up and support the foundation on behalf of our dependent children seeking higher education. As of 2019, The foundation has awarded 3,963 scholarships totaling nearly 2.9 million dollars. It’s through generous support like Dr. Morris’ that we are able to continue this worthwhile program.

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From Our Members


"Your gift helped further my education and allowed me to follow in the footsteps of family members before me. My grandfather, Captain Joe F. Dixon (retired), served the Florida Highway Patrol for 39 years and my father. Major Jeffrey S. Dixon, has been on patrol for the past 25 years. My family has been in FHP for several decades and I graduated in the 137th FHP Academy class in 2017.

I know AAST Supports the education of troopers and their dependants 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 my fellow troopers and retirees across the country who support the scholarship program."

- Wesley Dixon,
- Florida Highway Patrol Trooper
- AAST Scholarship Recipient