The Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation (POMF) was instituted for funding higher education for Texas peace officers’ dependents. Scholarship awards are $500 and the number of scholarships awarded is subject to program funding and donations. We strive to provide one scholarship per CLEAT region, regardless of whether or not the parent/guardian is a CLEAT member. The application opens annually on the first of the year, and the deadline for completed application packets is April 1 every year.
The applicant’s parent or guardian must be a certified peace officer or detention officer in the State of Texas at the time of application for the scholarship or at the time of the parent’s death. They do not have to be a CLEAT member. The applicant must be a full-time student at the time of application, taking at least 12 hours of college credit, or applied to be a full-time student.