WIFLE Foundation, Inc.
WIFLE Scholarship Fund
Catherine Sanz, Executive Director
2200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 102, PMB-204
Arlington, VA 22201-3324
WIFLE Annual Scholarship Program (WIFLE's regular Scholarship Program)
WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a studentís academic potential, achievement, and commitment to serving communities in the field of law enforcement. The scholarship is open to all eligible persons. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:
∑ - Physically attend and be a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university; or be currently enrolled in a full-time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree;
∑ -Have completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college or university or community college;
∑ -Major in Criminal Justice or related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc., leading to a four-year degree (Students in graduate and postgraduate programs are also eligible; students pursuing Associate degrees are not eligible, unless as stated above, fully articulate in the application their intention to transfer to a four-year program.);
∑ -Have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point (GPA) average;
∑ -Demonstrate a commitment to the community through a 500-word essay describing their involvement in a community project, and the results or impact of that involvement to the community; OR, if the applicant if currently serving or has served an internship with a law enforcement agency, preferably a federal law enforcement agency, the applicant must provide details including the name if the agency, the dates served and describe the value of the experience and the accomplishment through the internship in a 500-word essay;
∑ -Have at least one community leader or member of a community or police official sponsor their application with a written statement of support;
∑ -Submit a completed application with the required information, 500-word essay, transcripts, and a recommendation letter from a community leader or police official;
∑ -Be a citizen of the United States.
Scholarship Program for WIFLE Members OnlyMember Only Scholarship Program (Introduced in 2009)
As an additional benefit to its Regular and Associate members, WIFLE offers one scholarship to a member or member-sponsored applicant. Once selected for the award, the student will receive an additional automatic scholarship in the following year, without renewing the application. Applicants sponsored by a WIFLE member (in good standing) and WIFLE members sponsoring themselves (who are members in good standing) are eligible.
WIFLE members with a current membership may sponsor themselves or may sponsor another applicant. An applicant must also meet the following eligibility criteria as it pertains to their status:-physically attends and is a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university; or is currently enrolled full time in a fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree program; if pursuing a graduate degree, applicant must carry at least six (6) semester hours; or, WIFLE members working full time law enforcement jobs pursuing a post graduate degree at an accredited on-line university that incorporates a two-week residency program.
-completed at least one full academic year of college work at an accredited college, university or community college; a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA); in Criminal Justice or a related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc., leading to a four-year degree. Students pursuing Associate degrees are eligible only if they fully articulate in the application their intention to transfer to a four-year program.
-members sponsoring their own application and are enrolled in either a graduate program physically attending during off-duty hours, or an accredited online university program with a two week residency program, must describe the relevancy of their degree to law enforcement.submits a letter demonstrating their financial need and includes a statement of career objectives;
-provides at least one letter of recommendation from a local community member and/or leader or law enforcement professional;
-be a citizen of the United States.
Note: Members-only sponsored scholarships are not open to current employees and/or current officers of the WIFLE Foundation and/or Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc.
Scholarship application forms,
eligibility and criteria,
and filing instructions are posted to the website
with the WIFLE Annual Leadership Training. Check
the current Annual Leadership Training Program
website for details and deadlines.