2023 POREF Scholarship Grant Applications
NOW CLOSED – Application Deadline was March 3, 2023
Prior to applying below please ensure you have the following documents available as they are required to complete the application process. The application must be completed in one session. You will NOT be able to start and stop the application process.
You will need to scan and upload the following documents during the application process:
- One-page handwritten essay
- Color photo of the applicant
- Transcripts (official or unofficial)
- Resume of school activities and community service
If you are a dependent your parent or legal guardian must be available to sign the application at the end of the application process.
NOTE: All applications MUST be submitted electronically.
Paper applications (mail, email, fax) are longer accepted.
In 1980, PORAC formed a separate nonprofit public benefit corporation for educational and training purposes. This foundation is the Peace Officers Relief and Education Foundation (POREF). One of the main functions of the Foundation is the sponsorship of a Scholarship Program.
The Scholarship Program is part of PORAC’s ongoing effort to improve the quality of the law enforcement profession in California. The Scholarship Program was developed from PORAC’s strong sense of commitment to individual communities and the PORAC members who serve those communities.
The funding for the POREF Scholarship Program comes from PORAC members, member associations, the general public and corporate sponsors. Scholarships are not restricted upon the applicant’s field of endeavor. However, it is our hope that this scholarship will encourage young people to give serious consideration to the field of law enforcement as a career.
The Scholarship Program is administered by a committee comprised of volunteer members representing the four regions of PORAC. Appointed by PORAC’s president, the Committee is responsible for soliciting contributions to the Fund, enlisting applicants, awarding scholarships and monitoring the program.
Scholarship Committee Members
Region II Representative (Chairman)
Region I Representative
Region III Representative
Region IV Representative
Each year, PORAC is honored to provide a scholarship that is available to the dependents of our active and retired members and the spouse or dependent of an active member who died in the line of duty. Members who have medically retired from a regular PORAC association are eligible for the scholarship as well. PORAC’s Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to applicants who are attending or will be registering for college.
Click here to see PORAC Scholarship Program recipients.
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