Peace Officers Relief and Education Foundation (POREF) – PORAC Scholarship


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Thank you to all who sent in your applications.

The 2021 POREF Scholarship Grant Application is now CLOSED.


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

Randy Beintema  
Region II Representative (Chairman)

Mike Pruger  
Region I Representative

William Etue  
Region III Representative

Scott Laudner  
Region IV Representative

Each year, PORAC is honored to provide a Scholarship Program, which is available to the dependents of our active & 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.

All 2021 Applicants will receive mailed correspondence following

the May 2021 Board of Directors Meeting