Cynthia Jean and George Nichols, III AOC Scholarship

PURPOSE: Desiring to increase the number of female law enforcement officers in supervisory, command, or administrative roles—and to encourage law enforcement agencies to become more pro-active in identifying and developing more women for command positions—Cynthia and George Nichols have established this scholarship fund.

DESCRIPTION: An educational scholarship of up to $6,000 will be awarded to up to two (2) qualified applicants meeting the criteria established below. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Southern Police Institute
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292

CRITERIA: Criteria for the use of this scholarship fund will be as follows:

1. Up to two scholarships per session will be awarded to applicants meeting eligibility requirements for the 142nd and 143rd sessions of the AOC, who are in supervisory, command, or administrative roles in their agencies. Applicants/recipients must be first-line supervisors or above within their organizational structures (individuals holding command, supervisory, or administrative positions in their agencies).

2. This scholarship will be applied toward each recipient's costs of attending the Administrative Officers Course (AOC). These costs will include tuition, housing (on campus) and application fee not to exceed $6,000 per recipient.

SELECTION: Recipients shall be selected through a competitive process coordinated by the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.

1. Preference will be given to Kentucky agencies that do not have the financial resources to send officers for this type of training on a regular basis and/or to Kentucky agencies that have never sent a female officer to the AOC course. In the event that no eligible applicants meet the aforementioned criteria, consideration would go to qualified applicants who are from any law enforcement agency within the United States of America.

2. The Director of the Southern Police Institute, or the Director's designee, will notify the Donor and the recipient(s) of each scholarship within a reasonable time after the application deadline.

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