Applicant must be son, daughter, grandchild or dependent of an active or retired and sworn or civilian Law Enforcement employee in the State of Arizona. Applicant must be a Senior in High School and plan on attending college on a full-time basis for the coming year (2023-2024) or already be enrolled in a college full-time for the coming year. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States. Only one application per student; if there are multiple students of the same family each student may apply.
There will be two scholarships awarded for the current school year (2023-2024) Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by June 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Scholarships will be awarded by August 1, 2023.
The Scholarship applications will be handled by the ALEES Scholarship Committee (which will include at least one Board member, active/current members, and several teachers).
•500-word personal bio (including educational goals during your college career)
•Resume (needs to include education, activities, accomplishments, volunteer hours, job experience and any additional information that the applicant believes would assist the Scholarship Committee during the selection process)
•Five-paragraph essay answering the following question: How has being part of a law enforcement family impacted you? (Essay must be double spaced, 12-point Ariel font)
Applications and supporting documents must be turned in by June 1, 2023 for the upcoming 2023-2024 School Year.
You may email them or mail them to:
ALEES Scholarship Committee c/o Erin Ring
13627 N 41 Street, Phoenix, Az 85032
Two scholarships will be awarded by August 1, 2023.
Please see the Application and required forms list below.
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NEW Scholarship available to son, daughter, grandchild or dependent of an active or retired and sworn or civilian Law Enforcement employee in the State of Arizona. We are honored to name our scholarship after our longtime member, Detective Raymond O'Neill #6295 from the Phoenix Police Department.
Detective Raymond O’Neill lost his battle with cancer June 10, 2020. At the time, he was actively serving as a Detective in the Violent Crimes Bureau of the Phoenix Police Department. He highly respected his position as a Police Officer and treated everyone he encountered with dignity, kindness, and compassion.
Raymond began his career in public safety at a young age in New York. He began volunteering with his local fire department. In 1990, he began a career with the New York Metro Transit Authority as a Police Officer. He would later transfer to the Phoenix Police Department in 1996.
Ray loved his job. He spent his entire career helping others, whether he was wearing his badge or not. He served, protected, and assisted countless individuals. He was a remarkable man who will be deeply missed.
Detective O’Neill’s Irish heritage and traditions were very important to him.
When he wasn’t working, Raymond devoted his time and love to his wife and children. They miss him terribly and are grateful that so many people were fortunate enough to have had his assistance over the years. He was a remarkable man who will not be forgotten.
Ray's legacy will continue to live on through this scholarship.
‘Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand’.