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    Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

    Offered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 4, 2023
    Multiple awards worth

    $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is for students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. This scholarship is designed to recognize students who demonstrate a similar passion for public service and who demonstrate academic potential, leadership, and financial need. To be eligible applicants must be current graduating seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties) or planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college, university or police academy as a full-time student. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    The Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make their region and world a better place for all.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    Academic Interest

    Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    California

    County

    San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Marin County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Santa Clara County, Napa County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Silicon Valley Community Foundation at https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/contact-us.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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