GUARDIAN RFID and Warrior Foundation Announce 2021 Scholarship Fund for Correctional Officers and their Families
The 2021 Scholarship Fund is for correctional officers and the children of correctional officers, providing $10,000 in scholarships with a maximum of $2,000 per award recipient.
The Scholarship Fund is intended for correctional officers or children of correctional officers seeking a two-year or four-year, undergraduate degree in any field of study from any college or university.
Applicants must provide a letter of acceptance and registration confirmation, their high school or college transcript – maintaining at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0, as well as a personal essay on why they should be considered. Factors such as demonstrable community involvement, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities are other factors that will be considered as part of the scholarship application.
The Scholarship Fund is a joint effort between the Warrior Foundation and GUARDIAN RFID. In 2020, GUARDIAN RFID took the Pledge 1%, a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good. Over 10,000 members in 100 countries have used Pledge 1%'s flexible framework to donate 1% of product, 1% of profit, and 1% of team member time to improve communities.
How to Apply
Q: Who is eligible to apply?
A: Actively employed correctional officers, including those on medical leave due to injuries sustained on the job, and former correctional officers who retired due to injuries sustained on the job, and sons or daughters of active or retired correctional officers. At this time, we are not accepting applicants for spouses or partners of active or retired correctional officers.
Q: Are these need-based or merit-based scholarships?
A: The scholarship fund is merit-based. We are looking for applicants with an exemplary academic track record (cumulative GPA must be 3.0 to be considered), community service/leadership experience, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, etc. We encourage applicants to take time and care preparing a personal essay that takes into account why you should be considered, your future aspirations, and how you intend to give back to your community.
Q: How do I apply?
A: You can online starting May 17 at guardianrfid.com/scholarship or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the scholarship program, please contact Jenny Lambert at email@example.com.
Q: How will I be notified?
A: A member of the Warrior Foundation will notify award recipients the week of July 5 by email.
Q: Is this evergreen or a one-time scholarship?
A: The 2021 Academic Scholarship Fund is a one-time event. GUARDIAN RFID and the Warrior Foundation intend to create an annual recurring scholarship fund, but anticipate that past winners may not be eligible for future consideration. More details will follow in the future.