The 2021 Scholarship Competition is Now Closed
Thank you to all who submitted applications! Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship and the Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation Scholarship winner(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and notified in late June 2021 by phone and/or email.
Building Futures Across the NationThe Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship program was established to address the Credit Union’s desire to encourage continuing education while reaching out to the Justice, and Law Enforcement communities.
Justice Federal Credit UnionJustice Federal Credit Union approves a fund distributed amongst applicants selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee. 50% of the total funds awarded will go to individuals pursuing a degree in the field of Justice. Applicant is only eligible if pursuing a degree beyond primary education/high school diploma. Justice Federal Credit Union and Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation, Inc. officials, employees and their families are not eligible to compete.
Justice Federal Credit Union FoundationThe Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation was founded with a mission to offer programs and engage in charitable activities that promote education, recognize professional excellence and caring for others, reduce hardship, and improve the lives of Justice Federal Credit Union Members; and members and their families within affiliated law enforcement and criminal justice organizations, nonprofit associations; and the greater justice and law enforcement community.
Honoring Our Heroes
The Foundation is pleased to award Scholarships in honor of the following heroes:
David Dorn Scholarship
Retired Police Captain David Dorn, (November 24, 1942 - June 2, 2020) performed his duties with distinction and commitment over a 38-year career with the St. Louis Police Department. Captain Dorn acted as the Deputy Commander of the Bureau of Patrol Support, which oversaw nine agencies within the St. Louis Police Department. Tragically, he was mortally wounded during a night of violent protests in St. Louis.
Captain Dorn was very dedicated to youth, especially disadvantaged youth and wanted to see them succeed. He strived to be a role model for young men and women to go into law enforcement and modeled the way.
Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena Scholarship
Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena (July 26, 1947 - February 9, 1985) selflessly served as an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was abducted and killed while on assignment in Mexico. Each year, Mr. Camarena’s memory and sacrifice are honored during DEA’s Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s largest drug prevention awareness program.
John Patrick O’Neill Scholarship
John Patrick O’Neill (February 6, 1952 - September 11, 2001) served as Special Agent in Charge at the Federal Bureau of Investigation until his retirement in 2001, when he became Head of Security at the World Trade Center. Tragically, he was killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City while selflessly coordinating evacuation efforts.
John Howland Wood Jr. Scholarship
John Howland Wood Jr. (March 31, 1916 – May 29, 1979), was an American lawyer and judge from Texas. He served as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas before assassinated in San Antonio, in 1979. Wood's killing was the first assassination of a federal judge in the 20th century. Judge Wood was well-known for his sentencing of drug traffickers; he was assassinated in a contract killing placed by a Texas drug lord who was awaiting trial.
The Building Futures Across the Nation Scholarship and the Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation Scholarship winner(s) will be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee and notified in late June 2021 by phone and/or email.
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