Scholarship Program

The Pasadena Police Officers Association Scholarship Awards Program, initiated in 1989 (with a $2,000 check donated by movie producer Brian Grazer), grew out of a desire to give something back to the community. It was decided to accomplish this by awarding scholarship funds to graduating seniors who desire a college education but need financial assistance to further their educational goals.

The Scholarship Committee established that a minimum of two awards would be given each year. This has since increased to four: two Police Awards (in the amounts of $500 and $1,000) given to dependents of current or retired police officers, and two Community Awards (in the amounts of $500 and $1,000) given to Pasadena high school seniors planning to major in the law enforcement field. This year was the first year that two scholarships totaling $500 each were awarded in memory of Officer Lloyd M. Kirby who passed away in June of 2010. In lieu of flowers, his family requested that donations be made to the PPOA Scholarship Program in his memory. Also, the family has graciously agreed to add to the remaining funds to ensure the granting of future scholarships in his memory.

Since 1989, the P.P.O.A. has assisted 71 graduates by awarding $61,750 in funds. In the past, these awards have been funded by Charity Chili Cook-offs and Charity Runs to Palm Springs. Former Officer Lyle Wilson established an annual endowment of $1,000 in his name from 1991-2003. Currently we have one community sponsor but would welcome any additional financial support of our efforts to assist qualified recipients in meeting their educational goals.

We welcome your financial assistance!
Please send to: PO Box 567, Pasadena, CA 91102-567

2016 Scholarship Dependent Awards Program

College-bound dependents of sworn personnel may be eligible for the following awards:

The PPOA Dependent Award -- $1,000

The Lloyd M. Kirby Memorial Dependent Award-- $500

Community awards are also available for dependents attending Pasadena high schools.

Please contact Stephanie McKinney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application packet.

All applications must be received by

March 31, 2016

2015 Scholarship Recipients

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