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New: Application and Instructions for the 2017 DPSTF Scholarships

The Application and Instructions for the 2017 DPSTF Scholarships are linked below. All submitted applications must be completed on a computer, or print the blank form and type the information (when possible the first option is preferable and easier).

Important: You must print the completed form and hand sign the application before sending it in, or the application will be rejected.

2017 DPSTF Scholarship Application Form (fill-in form)

2017 DPSTF Scholarship Application (print out and type)

Scholarship Guidelines

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The deadline for submitting a DPSTF Scholarship Application is June 15, 2017.

The Texas DPS Troopers Foundation awarded 69 scholarships for 2016, totaling over $41,000. Approximately38% of the scholarships went to students whose parents were not members of DPSOA.

Through the Scholarship Program, the DPS Troopers Foundation has awarded nearly $500,000 in scholarships over the past eight academic years to a wide range of talented and deserving students in the state of Texas.

Background on the Scholarship Program:

  • The DPSTF Scholarship Program provides initial and continuing education scholarships to qualified individuals – including both children of DPSOA members and the public.
  • Scholarships are made available each year, to high school students from diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds and are granted in recognition of the student’s academic achievements, community involvement, and potential for success.
  • Scholarships are issued in the name of the academic institutions of the student’s choice.
  • Funding comes from DPSTF, which depends exclusively on donations given by community groups, businesses, and the public at large.

PAST DPSOA Scholarship Recipients Include:

2012 DPSOA Scholarship Recipients

2011 DPSOA Scholarship Recipients

hardin  gingles  drive

caver  walker  culpepper

flores  mccaig  joy

livingston  martinez  mcclean

roney  presley  lewis

2011 DPSOA Scholarship Recipients

hardin  gingles  drive

caver  walker  culpepper

flores  mccaig  joy

livingston  martinez  mcclean

roney  presley  lewis

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About DPSOA and the DPS Troopers Foundation

For more than 40 years, the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association (DPSOA) has been working to advocate on behalf of Troopers, Agents, Rangers, Officers, Communications Personnel and Forensic Scientists of the Texas Department of Public Safety. DPSOA is the largest organization representing commissioned law enforcement officers in Texas and includes more than 3300 men and women who daily pledge their lives to protect Texans across the state.

DPSOA is a not-for-profit organization which is funded primarily through member dues and revenue generated by our annual conference. In 2010 the organization launched the Texas DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF) to further support DPS commissioned officers, communication personnel, and forensic scientists by providing financial assistance in times of emergency need, survivor benefits at death, education and training programs, and scholarships for qualifying family members. The DPSTF also supports at-risk youth programs in the community. DPSTF depends on public donations in order to serve its mission.