BALEAF 2017 Scholarship Winners
BALEAF would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Scholarship Program. We would like to announce the 2017 Scholarship award winners.
BALEAF 2017 Officer Micheal J. Katherman Scholarship Award winner is
Brittani Alyssa Garrison
BALEAF 2017 Memorial Scholarship Award winners are
Congratulation to this year’s winners for their participation and continued pursuit of education.
Thank you again to all who participated in this year’s scholarship program.
The Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
Officer Michael J. Katherman Scholarship Award
The Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF), established in 1999, provides support for law enforcement families who have had members killed in the line of duty, seriously injured, or experienced a catastrophic event/illness.
The BALEAF Scholarship Program, in partnership with the San Francisco Police Credit Union, has established a Scholarship Award for 2017 in memory of Officer Michael J. Katherman of the San Jose Police Department, who went down in the line of duty in 2016.
The “Officer Michael J. Katherman Scholarship Award” will provide financial assistance for dependents of Law Enforcement Families who wish to pursue a course of study beyond High School at an accredited Business/Trade School, a two (2) year College, or a four (4) year College/University.
Scholarship applicants must be an eligible dependent of a sworn or non-sworn employee (active, retired or deceased) of the San Jose Police Department. Eligible dependents include spouse, children, adopted children and step-children.
The Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF), established in 1999, provides support for law enforcement families who have had members killed in the line of duty, seriously injured, or experienced a catastrophic event/illness or loss of life.
The BALEAF Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to law enforcement families who wish to pursue a course of study beyond high school.
Each year, the BALEAF Memorial Scholarship Program will remember our fallen heroes. For 2017, we will be honoring two (2) Police Officers who have died in the line of duty from the San Francisco Bay Area.
The James F. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship will award one (1) scholarship for $1,500 - open to all eligible applicants.
The Jim Bloesch Memorial Scholarship will award one (1) scholarship for $1,500 - open to all eligiable applicants.
2017 Memorial Scholarship
In partnership with the San Francisco Police Credit Union, the 2017 BALEAF Scholarship Program will remember and honor one (1) additional police officer who has recently died in the line of duty in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Michael J. Katherman Memorial Scholarship will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,500 - for San Jose Police Department applicants only.
2017 BALEAF Academic Scholarships
This year, BALEAF will sponsor the 2017 Academic Scholarships to remember and honor the families of those Law Enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, or were seriously injured, or experienced a catastrophic event/illness or loss of life.
The BALEAF 2017 Academic Scholarship will award three (3) scholarships each for $1,000 - open to all eligible applicants.
Scholarship applicants must be an eligible dependent of a sworn or non-sworn employee (active, retired or deceased) of a Law Enforcement Agency within the 9 Bay Area Counties (San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Santa Clara, Alameda, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Contra Costa).
Eligible dependents include spouses, children, adopted children and stepchildren.
Scholarship Awards maybe used for:
Scholarship recipients will be determined based on the information provided in the required essay and may be, if necessary, awarded based on a “Lottery” Selection.
Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and will not be based upon sex, sexual orientation, age, race, creed, national origin, or religious preference.
Applicants seeking financial assistance are limited to the receipt of one (1) scholarship award per year.
Applicants can reapply each year, however they are limited to a maximum of two (2) scholarship awards.
Scholarship funds shall be spent for educational needs and are subject to the terms and conditions in this Announcement and Application.
Scholarship Awards are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the scholarship recipient and may be expended only for tuition, required texts, and associated fees.
The BALEAF Scholarship Program is funded by donations from member law enforcement officers and community sponsors and will be limited to the first 100 applicants each year applications are accepted.
BALEAF will start accepting on-line Applications and Written Essays on May 12, 2017.
Scholarship Applications and Written Essays must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017.
Scholarship winners will be announced – July 10, 2017.
Applicants are reminded to make sure that the acceptance of a BALEAF Scholarship does not adversely affect any other Financial Assistance they maybe receiving.
Questions or general inquiries may be addressed at email@example.com.
Link for Application and Essay download click here: APPLICATION