INDIANA HOMELAND SECURITY FOUNDATION
SECURE INDIANA SCHOLARSHIP
The revenue from “Secure Indiana” license plate sales funds the Indiana Homeland Security Foundation. The Foundation, one of the first of its kind in the nation, provides financial support for critical public safety needs across Indiana. The Foundation offers a Secure Indiana Scholarship to provide higher education financial assistance for Indiana students who wish to pursue a degree.
Scholarships are awarded once each school year to undergraduate students attending an Indiana college. To reach a geographically diverse group of candidates, at least one scholarship will be awarded to each legislative district A full-time student with at least 12 credit hours is eligible for a $2,000 scholarship and a part-time student with at least 6 hours is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. The program funds are intended solely to reimburse eligible student educational expenses.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Incoming or continuing students who are an Indiana resident who:
Attend an accredited Indiana college
Volunteer at a public safety organization (validated by chief executive) that is in full compliance with IDHS regulations (IDHS will determine compliance eligibility- for more information on the compliance of an organization contact council coordinator
Must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale
NOTE: Applicants who are state employees or special state appointees ARE NOT eligible for a scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY?
Fill out the application below.
WHAT TO INCLUDE? The following:
To apply the applicant include a completed Foundation Scholarship Application Form, an official college or high school transcript (for incoming freshmen)
A recommendation letter from the public safety organization’s chief executive describing the volunteer work to be completed by applicant
A resume or list of past employment, awards, honors, or volunteer/service activities
A minimum 500 word essay describing why you are applying for this scholarship and why you wish to pursue a career in public safety
A completed Vendor Information Form -
Please send completed application postmarked no later than November 26th, 2011. Awards will be announced in mid-April 2012. Completed applications and questions should be directed to the Council Coordinator:
Please mail completed application to:
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Attn: Council Coordinator
302 West Washington St. Rm. E220
Indianapolis, IN 46204
INDIANA HOMELAND SECURITY FOUNDATION
SECURE INDIANA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
Secure Indiana Scholarship Application Form Sponsorship and Recommendation Letter from Public Safety Organization Chief Executive Essay- Why are you applying for this scholarship and why you wish to pursue a career in public safety Resume or List of volunteer activities/awards/employment history Official college or high school transcript
Fill out and submit Vendor Information form (State Form 53788)
Email a current picture and the name of your hometown newspaper to
Provide a detailed biography and submit a brief report stating what your responsibilities were as a volunteer.
Applicant Personal Data
Name of applicant (last, first, middle)
Home Mailing address
City, State, Zip Code County of Residence
Area Code and Telephone Number Additional Telephone Number
List your Major and Minor or area(s) of study below:
College / University Information
Please list the college you are attending:
Volunteer Public Safety Information
Please list the name and address of your sponsoring public safety organization:
To be completed by the Sponsored Public Safety Organization
Public Safety Organization Chief Executive Name
Telephone Number E-mail address
Signature of Public Safety Organization Chief Executive
Signature of Student Date Signed
By signing the document, I attest that all the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge.
For Foundation Use only
Date Received______________ Date Applicant Notified _______________
Met all criteria Approved Denied