Thanks to the generous tax deductible donations made to the CSLEA Foundation, each year the Foundation awards scholarships to CSLEA members, members' spouses and children, to help with the cost of higher education.   While a career goal in public safety or consumer protection is encouraged, it is not a requirement to receive a scholarship.

The CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Review Committee receives dozens of applications each year and traditionally awards eight $1,000 scholarships.  The scholarship program has been in existence for 17 years.

Scholarship application packets are typically available in February and due in May, with scholarship recipients announced in August or September.

2017/2018 CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Application

The CSLEA Consumer Protection & Public Safety (CPPS) Foundation Scholarship Application Review Committee is proud to announce it is now accepting applications for scholarships which are available to CSLEA members, their spouses, and children.

Last fall, the CSLEA foundation awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to assist CSLEA members with the cost of higher education, and this year, the plan is to do the same.

"We have already received numerous inquiries from our members who are anxious to have their children apply, so we know this is a valued program,” said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Our Consumer Protection and Public Safety Foundation committee members work year-round to make this scholarship opportunity happen and we are proud to offer this to our members."

The scholarship program is now in its 20th year and is made possible thanks to generous, tax deductible donations to the non-profit CPPS Foundation.

The CSLEA CPPS Foundation Scholarship application packet is now available, and this year, applicants can type their information right on the application prior to printing and mailing it.

Completed applications must be postmarked by May 26, 2017.  

Please be sure to read the guidelines and include all the required information to avoid being disqualified.

2016/2017 CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

August 31, 2016

The California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA)  is proud to announce the recipients of this year's CSLEA Consumer Protection & Public Safety Foundation Scholarship Awards.  This year, the foundation awarded eight applicants with $1,000 dollars each.

"A lot of effort goes into our non-profit CSLEA Foundation so that we have the opportunity to help our members, or their family members, with the expense of higher education," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.  "Our directors on the scholarship committee volunteer a lot of time and energy to our scholarship program and I thank them for their commitment to our members.  I would also like to congratulate the eight individuals who are being awarded with these scholarships, and wish them the very best as they pursue their dreams and career goals."

"Our members should be extremely proud of their children," said CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Committee Chairman Al Cardwood.  "We received 38 qualified applications from a lot of very impressive young minds.  They wow'd us and we wish all of them the brightest of futures."

Zachary Miller

"I want to become a lawyer.  The reason I want to become a lawyer is to defend police officers in trials."


Parent: Kimberly Miller

Affiliate: CAFI

Sergio Ramirez II

"It is my goal to obtain a college degree so that I can integrate my technological skills with my concern for humanity to make a contribution to society in a positive way."

Parent: Carmen Ramirez

Affiliate: CABCA

Matthew Sam

"I will be majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.  My long-term goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy."

Parent: Warren Sam

Affiliate: CARII

Kyle Su

"I am planning on majoring in Molecular Cell Biology and taking the courses necessary for getting into medical school."                  


Parent: Limin Shi

Affiliate: AC-DOJ

Justine Olivares

"I hope to become a Certified Child Life Specialist and earn my Master's Degree in Child Life."            


Parent: Albert Olivares

Affiliate: ASA-DOJ

Amy Roman

"I am going to be majoring in Biology and my future plan is to get my doctorate and become some kind of doctor."


Parent: Maria Roman

Affiliate: COLRE

Alyssa Shallanberger

"My desire is to ultimately become a doctor, specifically an anatomical forensic pathologist."                  


 Parent: Harley Shallanberger

Affiliate: HPAC

Hannah Welsh

"I chose to work towards a college education not only because it is a prerequisite for a teaching job, but also because college will help me gain wisdom and further develop my talents."

Parent: Ronald Welsh

Affiliate: AC-DOJ