Scholarship Award Form

TO:                  All BPPA Members


FROM:             David Fitzgerald, Treasurer


DATE:             October 1, 2014


SUBJECT:        Tuition Scholarships


This letter is of vital importance to every member of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association who has dependent children they wish to be considered for Tuition Scholarships, sponsored by the BPPA.  In order to make certain that your dependent child is eligible please complete an application by 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014.


The House of Representatives has not yet determined how many scholarships will be awarded, or their value.  It will be comparable to the amounts given in years past.  The winners are selected at a random drawing at the House of Representative Meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (note deadline above). 


Scholarships will be awarded as follows:


  1. Each child of a member in good standing is eligible. (Documentation of child’s relationship to member is required and may include but is not limited to birth certificates, income tax returns, etc).
  2. Each child may be entered once and only once in the annual random drawing. A duplicate entry will disqualify the child, and nullify any prize awarded.
  3. Children currently attending tuition based school; the sponsoring member parent may present evidence of tuition costs and elect an immediate lump sum payment of the scholarship award.
  4. Children not currently attending tuition based school, the scholarship award shall be placed in a college savings financial vehicle determined by the BPPA Treasurer and approved by the House of Representatives.  The BPPA and the named member’s child shall jointly own the savings plan. If the child does not attend a tuition based school by their 20th birthday, the entire scholarship amount will revert back to the BPPA scholarship fund or any other BPPA fund at the discretion of the House of Representatives.


The deadline for filing is Monday, November 17, 2014 by 5:00PM.  You may obtain an application from your Shift Representative, by contacting the BPPA offices or at  The awards will be distributed at the House of Representatives 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the BPPA Offices at 9-11 Shetland Street, Roxbury, MA  02119. 


Remember the deadline is Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.