Out to Protect Scholarship Program


May 28, 2023

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  • Scholarship Description
  • Out to Protect offers a scholarship award for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender and who are pursuing a career in law enforcement by attending a basic law enforcement training program. This could be a basic police academy, sheriff’s academy, corrections academy, or 9-1-1 dispatcher academy. We believe that one of the best ways of eliminating homophobia in law enforcement is by having positive and visible role models from the LGBT community serving in ranks of the law enforcement profession. We also recognize the courage required to “come out” and to be “out” on the job as a law enforcement professional. Our scholarships reward those individuals who have the courage and willingness to be visible role models in law enforcement.

    Scholarship awards range in amounts from $500 to $1000 and are typically announced in June and December of each year. Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender, be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States (sponsored or self-sponsored), demonstrate being a visible, positive role model for law enforcement and demonstrate being able to graduate from a law enforcement training program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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