I want to personally thank each and every member past and present for your continued support of the American Association of State Troopers Foundation scholarship program.
Our AAST Foundation was created in 1990 to support and assist our membership with higher education college expenses for Trooper member dependents. This year alone our Foundation awarded 111 scholarships totaling $78,500. With the inclusion of this year’s awards, we are pleased to announce that we have now gone past the 3 million dollar mark in total monetary awards to our member’s dependent from the AAST Foundation. This brings the total number of Foundation scholarship awards to date of 4,170 scholarships since its inception.
If you would like to continue to support this great cause and make a donation to this important scholarship program, please visit our website at www.statetroopers.org or call the National Lodge at 800-765-5456, ext. 204 for more information.
On behalf of American Association of State Troopers Foundation, thank you for your continued support!
AAST Foundation Chairman
2021 Scholarship Award Recipients
Howard Collins Memorial Scholarship $1,000 – Caitlin Bagnardi - Florida
Lt. Col. John W. Carmody Memorial Scholarship $500 – Lucas Roufa - Florida
"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,