The AAST Foundation has approved 125 scholarships totaling $91,500 to be awarded to AAST members’ children for the 2018-2019 term.
Of those, 67 were first-time recipients of a $500 scholarship, while 40 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.
New this year is the fourth scholarship of $1,000 was awarded to 4 students who maintained a 4.0 GPA
AAST has awarded over $2.8 million in scholarship to 3,867 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 2018-2019 term. For additional information about the AAST scholarship program, visit www.statetroopers.org.
2018 Scholarship Award Recipients
"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