Student Scholarship

A college scholarship is available for active LETOA members or their immediate family members as specified by the Scholarship Application requirements

College scholarships are available for members and their children who are entering as a full-time student in Criminal Justice. See attached application for details. If you have any questions, contact President Chad Gruenstern

Who is eligible for the LETOA scholarship?

Any Wisconsin resident enrolling in an accredited college/university or vocational/technical school in a course of study leading to a two- or four- year degree in criminal justice or law enforcement field (not including law school), as a full-time student (as defined by the school), is eligible.

The applicant is eligible during any year of attendance in an above-described school.

An applicant can only receive the scholarship once.

An applicant must be an active LETOA member, or a son or daughter of an active LETOA member.

Who selects the scholarship winners?

Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee comprised of three LETOA Board Directors. All decisions of the committee are final.

How many scholarships will be awarded?

The Scholarship Committee may award $500 scholarships each year up to two individuals if eligible applications are received.

How is the scholarship paid?

The recipient must submit proof of his or her enrollment (copy of the semester tuition invoice marked “paid”) in an accredited college or vocational/technical school. Awards are not retroactive and may not be credited to semesters already completed. After the student has submitted proof of enrollment, a check for the scholarship award will be mailed directly to the recipient.

How do students apply?

  1. Download and complete the application form in its entirety.
  2. Enclose a typewritten essay (on 8.5 x 11 paper) of 250 words or less explaining why you have chosen a criminal justice career. Include any special projects related to your interest in law enforcement and any other factors (community service, leadership positions, etc.) you wish the committee to consider. Type your full name in the top right corner of each page of the essay. Sign and date the essay.
  3. Enclose three (3) letters of recommendation from three (3) different sources. Sources may include employer, school, family, clergy, civic organization, neighbor, etc.
  4. Enclose a transcript of high school and/or college grades.
  5. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped, No. 10 envelope.
  6. Scholarship application must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2022 and mailed to:
  • PO Box 703
  • Neenah, WI 54957

Follow the above instructions carefully. Failure to comply with ALL instructions or meet the April 1st deadline will result in disqualification.