The AAST Foundation has approved 95 scholarships to be awarded to AAST members’ children for the 2020-2021 term.
Of those, 49 were first-time recipients of a $500 scholarship, while 28 were awarded a $1,000 scholarship for maintaining a 3.5 GPA during the first scholarship period. A third scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to 14 students who maintained a minimum 3.8 GPA during the second scholarship period.
The fourth scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to 4 students who maintained a 4.0 GPA
AAST has awarded over $2.9 million in scholarship to 3,945 members’ children since the program’s inception in 1990.
Scholarship applications are processed by the AAST Foundation to determine applicant eligibility. Scholarships are to be used at post-secondary institutions for the 2020-2021 term. For additional information about the AAST scholarship program, visit www.statetroopers.org.
Congratulations to the 2020 AAST Scholarship Award recipients. In 2020 AAST awarded 95 scholarships totaling $70,500.00. Listed below are the recipients of this year’s award cycle. Since 1991 the AAST Foundation has awarded over 4,059 scholarship awards for a total amount of over $2.9 million.
2020 Scholarship Award Recipients
"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,