The Judge Ralph Fisch Police Explorer Scholarship Program
The Florida Police Chiefs Association, through their Foundation, supports a number of programs including youth career development. As a demonstration of their commitment to our youth, the Foundation offers several $1,000 scholarships each year, to Police Explorers who have excelled academically and who have served their post and community with distinction.
The awards are presented annually following the summer meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Police Chiefs Education and Research Foundation which is held in conjunction with the Florida Police Chiefs Association Summer Training Conference and Technology Exposition.
Applicants for the scholarship funds must meet the following requirements:
- Candidates must have been involved in a police explorer post from a Florida Municipal, College/University, School Board/District, Tribal, or Airport law enforcement agency, and have been a member of the post for a minimum of one year prior to the application submission.
- Candidates must have maintained a minimum of a 2.0 overall grade point average and should be completing their senior year in high school or already enrolled in college. Scholarships awarded must be used within one (1) years of receipt.
- Candidates must plan to attend college. He/she may choose any field of study, but an area related to law enforcement is required.
- Candidates must complete the application form and provide supporting materials to the Florida Police Chiefs Education and Research Foundation, 2636 Mitcham Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308 or PO Box 14038, Tallahassee, Florida 32317, Attn: Police Explorer Scholarship Program. More than one Explorer per post may apply for the scholarships. If you have questions, please call a member of the FPCA staff at (850) 219-3631.
The application must be signed by the candidate as well as a parent/ guardian. Incomplete applications will be returned.
Please note that Applications must be received no later than April 15th. If this dates fall on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to the following Monday.
Candidates are judged solely on the information they submit to the Foundation. Therefore, the scholarship application and supporting materials are critical components which are judged by the selection committee and Board of Trustees of the Florida Police Chiefs Education and Research Foundation. The submission should be complete, organized, and typewritten. All submissions become the property of Florida Police Chiefs Education & Research Foundation and will not be returned.
Download and complete the application, attaching all required documentation.