Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) Scholarships

WHO WE ARE? The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) is the largest, oldest and most influential organization representing law enforcement professionals in Washington State. We are committed to protecting the rights and quality of life of law enforcement officers through legislative action, legal defense, and the provision of quality long term disability, life, and other insurance products. WACOPS membership is made up of law enforcement guilds from across the state, making our voice strong.
CAN I APPLY? The WACOPS Scholarship Program was created to provide scholarship monies for children of current WACOPS members who maintain in good standing and are between the ages of 17 and 21 who can also demonstrate a financial need for a scholarship OR show proof of a General Education Degree (GED) certificate. This scholarship may be used at any accredited college, vocational/technical or university of the student’s choice, upon proof of enrollment. 

DECISION PROCESS | All completed applications will be given to the WACOPS Scholarship Selection Board for review. Winners will be announced in early June. Up-to six (6) students may be awarded a one thousand dollars ($1,000) scholarship.

Be on the lookout for the 2020 WACOPS Scholarship Application to be posted soon!!


savanah cilk SAVANAH CILK
is finishing her second semester at Gonzaga University and plans to become an Attorney . She is interested in the criminal justice field and thinking of becoming a Prosecutor or Defense Attorney. After she graduates she will move  home to Grays Harbor to build her career.  Parents: Kelly and Officer Harry Cilk, of the Fish and Wildlife Officers, Local 881

 CARSON GUTIERREZ has been accepted into Wooster University where he will begin his Pre-Medical degree, with a Biology major and a Spanish minor. His dream is to become an Oncologist and dedicate his life to fighting cancer. Parents: Tiffany and Officer Jon Gutierrez with Bellingham Police Guild WHITLEY PRATER not only intends to climb Mount Rainier but is motivated to help high school students who are going through tough times by  becoming a High School Counselor .  Her personal experiences with friends who have gone through depression, loss and suicide, has inspired her to choose this path.   Parents: Julie and Officer Dustin Prater of the Fish and Wildlife Officers, Local 881

HALEY NICHOLSON has law enforcement in her blood and plans on attending Central Washington University to obtain her Law and Justice degree then dedicate her life to “ keeping the streets safe ”, like her parents and  uncles. Haley admires her Uncle Ronnie, an Officer, who lost his life in 2009. He was one of the Lakewood 4, who was murdered at the Parkland Forza Coffee Shop.  Parents: Joanna and Officer Gary Nichols on with the  Pierce County Deputy Sheriffs Independent Guild

 CALLIE JOHNSON will be attending Boise Sate University majoring in Marketing and Communications. Because of her love for football, she plans on working in the Sports Marketing Field with a professional or college football team.  Parents: are Officer Collene Johnson and Officer Bryan Johnson with Tacoma Police Guild, Local #6

 JENNA ROGERS is excited to attend Gonzaga University majoring in Accounting . The next two years will be full of summer classes, that will keep her on task, being eligible to take the CPA exam when she   graduates in 2021. Jenna dreams of working at one of the Big Four Accounting Firms. Parents: Michelle and Officer Jeff Rogers of the, Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs Association