Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs Scholarships

WACOPS is proud to be able to offer scholarships to students who are sons and daughters of WACOPS members to help pay for post-high school education.  

Each year, applications may be submitted to the Council's Selection Board office between February 1 and April 30 to be eligible for the upcoming award. The Board makes its decisions during the month of May based on a review of applications, and if necessary, personal interviews with finalists.


For nearly 20 years, we've awarded more than $100,000 to more than 100 students. The WACOPS scholarship program was created to provide scholarship funds for qualified individuals who:

  • Must be a child of a WACOPS member in good standing
  • Is between 17 and 21 years of age
  • Demonstrates a financial requirement for the scholarship
  • Must be or will be successfully graduated from high school in the current application year (2017) or has proof of a General Education Degree (GED) certificate

Please note: An official certified transcript and letter of recommendation by a counselor or teacher is required with the completed application.

Up to six (6) scholarships, each not to exceed one-thousand dollars ($1,000) may be awarded to qualified individuals (as listed above) throughout the state of Washington.


Criteria will be based upon a number of factors chosen to identify well-rounded individuals with potential, and who would be enhanced by additional education or training. In addition to academic competence, other criteria used to evaluate this award will be:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • A desire for additional education
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities such as successfully working a part-time job while in school, participating in sports or cheerleading, being a member of band or orchestra, and/or
  • Other outside interests

A WACOPS scholarship may only be awarded one time to any given individual. The scholarship may be used at the accredited college, vocational/technical school, or university of the student's choice.

Upon proof of enrollment, the scholarship award will be sent directly to the facility where the recipient plans to attend school. 

We encourage your son or daughter to apply today!

For more information, contact Lynn Jacobs at ljacobs@wacops.org or 1-800-887-2677