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AFSA Scholarship Programs

General Application Information:

AFSA-IRS currently administers two scholarship programs, the AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship and the James F. Howe, Sr. Scholarship. The two scholarship programs are similar, there are, however, significant differences, including qualifications, application procedures, and award amounts. Qualified applicants may apply for both scholarships but may be awarded only one scholarship per year. Applicants will only be considered for 4 years of undergraduate work. Awards for graduate work will be limited to the number of expected years for a full time student to obtain the graduate degree. Multiple degrees sought at the same level will not be considered. Certified transcripts, references, and letters of recommendation MAY be photocopied by the candidate and included with the application for both scholarships. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit complete packages and to follow up on requests for transcripts and letters to ensure all requirements of the application are submitted to AFSA. It is the AFSA member or sponsor’s responsibility to review and sign the application to ensure it is complete and to indicate they are sponsoring the applicant. Graduating high school seniors are now eligible to apply for both scholarships. Applications are to be submitted to AFSA by April 1 for a given year. For 2020, this deadline is extended to June 1. Previous recipients of either scholarship may apply for either scholarship and will be considered along with all other applicants. Applicants may apply for both scholarships if they qualify. An applicant may not be awarded more than one scholarship per year, but there is no lifetime limit on scholarships that can be awarded to an applicant.

  

2020 AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship Application

2020 AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews of current (approved) Members

DATE FOR APPLYING

Applications must be received by the AFSA Executive Director by June 1, 2020. Applications may be
submitted after April 1, 2020.

OTHER APPLICATION DETAILS

Each applicant must have a member/sponsor and a member/sponsor may sponsor only one applicant per year. Each applicant can apply every year they are eligible. The $2,000 annual scholarship is available to those college students who are pursuing at least a 4-year degree and qualify under the actual criteria listed in the "Qualified Applicants" section below. Applicants must submit the application form together with a personal letter outlining the career you plan to pursue after graduation and why you believe you should be awarded the AFSA Scholarship. Letters of reference and recommendation must be sent to the Executive Director, AFSA, as well as a certified transcript and a certification by the sponsoring AFSA member that the application package is complete. The AFSA Scholarship Committee will review the applications and recommend the annual scholarship award recipient(s) to the AFSA Board for final approval. Updated certified transcripts must be received by the AFSA Executive Director no later than May 20 to be considered. All costs of applying are the responsibility of the applicant.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship program was established to provide funds for a scholarship to qualified children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews of current (approved) members of the Association.  Funds for the program are funded entirely by donations and interest earned on the account.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

The applicant must:

1. Be a citizen of the United States and the son, daughter, grandchild, great grandchild, niece or nephew of an active AFSA member. This includes a member who may have passed away before May 1 and was current in payment of dues for the application year;

2. Be a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four year college or university or a graduating senior from high school;

3. Be a candidate for a major leading to an Associate Degree, a four-year undergraduate degree, or advanced degree and have a 3.0 overall grade point average;

4. Be a graduating senior at an accredited high school or have completed at least one full academic semester of college work at an accredited college or university; and,

5. Submit the completed application and have the following items forwarded to the AFSA Executive Director:

a) Certified current college transcript, or a certified high school transcript if currently a graduating senior, with application and package by May 1, and an updated, if desired, certified transcript no later than May 20.

b) Two letters of recommendation from instructors or professors familiar with the applicant.

c) Two letters of personal reference (no former teachers) from persons who can attest to your character.

d) Personal essay of a maximum of two pages outlining why they chose their field of study and the career they hope to pursue after graduation as part of the package, as well as accomplishments, leadership skills, community, and civic service.

e) Certification on the application that the sponsoring AFSA member has reviewed the application package and it is correct.

Some of the criteria upon which the applicant will be evaluated are:

1. Academic record.

2. Work record – after/during school – both high school and college.

3. Quality of application & reference letters.

4. Extra Curricular activities, (i.e., Boy/Girl Scouts, Civic activities., Campus Org., leadership positions, volunteer work – both high school & college).,

5. Timeliness, including that of reference and recommendation letters, transcripts and the application itself, which is the responsibility of the applicant. Late applications or portions thereof, will not be considered in the evaluation process.

AMOUNT AND PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP

The amount of $2,000 will be paid directly to the institution on the recipient's behalf. The award is to be used only for books, supplies, tuition, etc.

APPLICATION

Applications are available using the link above. They must be received by the Executive Director, AFSA by mail by June 1, 2020 to be considered. The mailing address is:

 

Executive Director, AFSA-IRS
P.O. Box 1187
Helotes, TX 78023

 

NOTIFICATIONS

The award recipient will be notified by mail and the award will be mailed directly to the institution on the recipient's behalf.

DONATIONS

Anyone may make donations to the AFSA-IRS for the Scholarship Fund via the AFSA web site

 

OR by mail to:

George F. Meyer, Jr., AFSA Treasurer
P.O. Box 2841
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004

 

2020 JAMES F. HOWE, SR. MEMORIAL AFSA-IRS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

2020 James F. Howe, Sr. Memorial AFSA-IRS Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY

Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews of current (approved) Members

DATE FOR APPLYING

Applications must be received by the AFSA Executive Director by June 1, 2020. Applications may be
submitted after April 1, 2020.

OTHER APPLICATION DETAILS

Each applicant must have a member/sponsor and a member/sponsor may sponsor only one applicant per year. Each applicant can apply every year that they are eligible. The $3,000 annual scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students who are ultimately pursuing at least a 4?year degree and qualify under the actual criteria listed in the Qualified Applicants section below. Applicants must submit the application form together with a personal letter outlining the intent to enter into a career as a law enforcement officer and why you believe you should be awarded the James F. Howe Scholarship. Letters of reference and recommendation must also be forwarded to the AFSA Executive Director as well as a certified transcript and a certification by the sponsoring AFSA member that the application package is complete. The AFSA Scholarship Committee will review the applications and recommend the annual scholarship award recipient(s) to the Board for selection. Updated certified transcripts must be received by the AFSA Executive Director no later than May 20, 2020 to be considered. All costs of applying are the responsibility of the applicant.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The James F. Howe, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was established and initially totally funded by William R. Schroeder, President, Madison Associates, Inc. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a scholarship to qualified children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews of current AFSA members. This scholarship was established in the memory and honor of James F. Howe, Sr., a deceased AFSA member and former employee of Madison Associates, Inc. Its purpose was to memorialize the character, integrity, and dedication that Mr. Howe exemplified and to serve as a model to those who follow him in a law enforcement career. The Howe Scholarship program continues to be funded almost entirely by donations from William R. Schroeder. It is also supplemented by donations made from AFSA members and interest earned on the account administered by AFSA.

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

The applicant must:

1. Be a citizen of the United States and the son, daughter, grandchild, great grandchild, niece or nephew of an active AFSA member. This includes a member who may have passed away before May 1 and was current in payment of dues for the application year;

2. Be a high school senior or full time student at an accredited two?year or four?year college or university;

3. Be a candidate for a major leading to an Associate Degree, a four-year undergraduate degree, or advanced degree, and must have a 2.50 overall grade point average; and,

4. Declare their intent to enter into a career as Federal, state or local law enforcement officer.

The applicant must submit the completed application form and forward it together with the following to the AFSA Executive Director:

1. Certified current college transcript May 1, and an updated certified transcript, if desired, no later than May 15;

2. Two letters of recommendation from instructors or professors familiar with the applicant;

3. Two letters of personal reference (no former teachers) from persons who can attest to your character;

4. Personal essay of a maximum of two pages outlining why they chose their field of study and the career they hope to pursue after graduation, and why, as part of the package, as well as accomplishments, leadership skills, community and civic service and accomplishments; and,

5. Certification on the application that the sponsoring AFSA member has reviewed the application package and it is correct as part of the application.

Some of the criteria upon which the applicant will be evaluated include:

1. Academic Record.

2. Work record including high school and college. Areas to emphasize are current and past part time or full time employment such as interns with law enforcement organizations, prosecutors, crime scene investigators or technicians, forensic accountants, enforcement analysts, computer recovery and forensics, crime scene analyst or investigators, behavioral analyst, and any other law enforcement related positions at the Federal, State or local level.

3. Quality of application & reference letters.

4. Extra Curricular activities, (i.e., Boy/Girl Scouts, Civic Assoc., Campus Org., leadership positions, volunteer work – both high school & college).

5. Timeliness, including that of reference and recommendation letters, transcripts and the application itself, which is the responsibility of the applicant. Late applications or portions thereof, will not be considered in the evaluation process.

AMOUNT AND PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship amount of $3,000 will be paid directly to the institution on the recipient's behalf. The award is to be used only for books, supplies, tuition, etc.

APPLICATION

Applications are available using the link above. They must be received by the Executive Director, AFSA by mail by June 1, 2020 to be considered. The mailing address is:

 

Executive Director, AFSA-IRS
P.O. Box 1187
Helotes, TX 78023

 

NOTIFICATION

The award recipient will be notified by mail and the award will be mailed directly to the institution on the recipient's behalf.

DONATIONS

Anyone may make donations to the AFSA-IRS for the Scholarship Fund via the AFSA web site

 

OR by mail to:

George F. Meyer, Jr., AFSA Treasurer
P.O. Box 2841
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004