The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in memory of Police Chief Harold "Hal" Johnson to provide financial support to students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. This scholarship honors Hal's 29 year law enforcement career, which began in Sacramento, California, in 1955. He chose his career after serving honorably as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Hal rose through the ranks swiftly to become one of the youngest Police Captains in Southern California.
Applicants must have/be: Graduating high school senior, currently enrolled undergraduate student or police academy cadet; Attending or attended high school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties); Minimum cumulative unweigthed grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; Full-time undergraduate enrollment at a two-year or four-year college or police academy; U.S. citizen (national) or permanent resident; demonstrate financial need; and a demonstrated desire and a plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.