The Broward County PBA Scholarship Committee is no longer accepting applications for our 2017 college scholarship fund. Please check back on February 15 for instructions on how to apply for our 2018 scholarship fund. Thank you and good luck to all of those who applied. Your applications have been forwarded to our scholarship committee for review.
2016 Scholarship Winners
The Broward County Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (BCPBA) presented awards to the winners of its annual essay contest at a quarterly board meeting held on July 21, 2015.
The organization awarded top scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year to five students of the organization’s law enforcement members.
This year’s first place winner is Brittany Bolger of Coral Springs. Brittany received a $1,200 scholarship, which will be applied toward her education at the University of Central Florida. The first place scholarship was sponsored by Matthew Oppedisano of the Wellington, Florida-based Law Enforcement Retirement Advisory Service.
The second place winner was Jake Bottom of Coconut Creek. Jake received a $600 scholarship, which will be applied toward his education at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
The remaining winners each received scholarships in the amount $500 from the Broward County PBA.
The third place recipient was Tanner Yurchuck of Lake Worth. Tanner will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University. Tori Fernandez of West Palm Beach earned the fourth place award, and she is currently attending the University of Central Florida. The fifth place winner was Kerigan McCoy of Coconut Creek. Kerigan will be attending Florida Atlantic University.
The Broward County PBA Annual Scholarship Award was founded in 2003 as part of The HOPE Fund’s mission to assist the children of law enforcement members in their effort to attend college. To be eligible for the scholarship, participants must be the son or daughter of a Broward County PBA member in good standing and plan to be a part-time or full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.