The Broward County PBA Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for our 2017 college scholarship fund. This scholarship is awarded once a year to the son or daughter of a Broward County PBA member. Before you complete the online application, please read the following rules and eligibility requirements. You will need to provide documents to accompany the online application.
To be eligible, all participants must:
1. Be the son or daughter of a Broward County PBA member who has been a member for a minimum of two years and is currently in good standing.
2. Be, or plan to be, a part-time or full-time student at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
3. Meet the following grade and test criteria:
- An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
- An SAT score of 1,050 or higher
- An ACT composite score of 20 or higher
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Those applicants that cannot access the online application or wish to fill out a paper version of the application instead can call the PBA office to have a PDF version of the application packet emailed or faxed to them. The completed application and essay should be mailed to the address below or faxed to (954) 583-0405.
2650 West State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Applicants should realize that many scholarships are based on financial need as well as merit. The information furnished will be kept strictly confidential. The application deadline is April 14, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.
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.