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 22 years.

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

CSLEA Foundation
2019-20 Scholarship Applications Are Now Available

February 27, 2019

The CSLEA Consumer Protection & Public Safety (CPPS) Foundation 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.

"CSLEA is so very proud to be in a position in which its foundation receives donations to keep the scholarship program going," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "This is no small endeavor but it means so much to our members and their young students that we make every effort to keep it going. And I'm proud to say the CSLEA Foundation scholarship program is now in its 22nd year."

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 24, 2019.

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

Congratulations to our 2018 CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Recipients

August 24, 2018

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.

"It's a proud achievement  that we are able to keep our non-profit scholarship program funded each year  to help our members with the expense of higher education," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "Our directors on the scholarship committee volunteer their time to review and score each applicant and I thank them for their commitment to our members. Great job and congratulations to the eight award recipients!  We wish them the very best as they work toward their career goals."

"Our members should be extremely proud of their children," said CSLEA Foundation Scholarship Committee Chairman Al Cardwood. "We received nearly 50 qualified applications from a lot of very impressive young minds. They impressed us and we wish all of them the brightest of futures. I will be contacting our recipients next week to personally congratulate them!"

Tyler Castleman


"I swore an oath to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...' as part of my enlistment into the U.S. Air Force Reserve. I am a senior at Northern Arizona University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Arabic and International Studies."

Parent: Randall Castleman
Program Representative II, BAR
CSLEA Affiliate: CARII

Cassidy Gilbert


"For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to become a nurse. My father is a surgical nurse and I think it amazing that he has a job that helps save people's lives."

Parent: Connie Gilbert
Special Investigator, Dept. of Insurance
CSLEA Affiliate: CAFI

Ashlyn Jew


"Biology and Chemistry are subjects that I have enjoyed in the classroom, but I have never experienced what it is like to work in a real lab. I want to apply my skills to different fields such as pharmacology or technology and have my work be helpful to people all around the world.

Parent: Leon Jew
Investigator, DMV
CSLEA Affiliate: AMVIC

Jelissa Medina


"I plan to study Business and Management. I want nothing more than to create, design and market."

Parent: Raul Medina
Hospital Police Officer, Coalinga
CSLEA Affiliate: HPAC

Cameron Gilbert


"My ultimate goal is to become a nurse anesthetist. I was a volunteer at Kaiser for a little more than four years, observing the ins and outs of a complex hopital operation."

Parent: Connie Gilbert
Special Investigator, Dept. of Insurance
CSLEA Affiliate: CAFI

Courtney Gilbert


"Once I graduate, my goal would be to start a career with a law enforcement agency that combats human trafficking such as the FBI or the California Department of Justice."

Parent: Connie Gilbert
Special Investigator, Dept. of Insurance
CSLEA Affiliate: CAFI

Wesley Ko


Wesley Ko

"I am going to continue my education with a major of applied mathematics. The end goal is for me to work for a company like Amazon or Google and work as a data analyst.

Parent: Daniel Ko
Investigator, EDD
CSLEA Affiliate: CAFI

Hannah Welsh


"My ultimate career objective is to become an elementary school teacher. This job combines my great reverence for children as well as my desire to do service for others in an effort to make their lives just a little bit better."

Parent: Ronald Welsh
Senior Criminalist, DOJ
CSLEA Affiliate: AC-DOJ