Connecticut Police Chiefs Association

2023 Robert DiBella Scholarship

On June 15, at the CPCA Annual Meeting, the Connecticut Police Foundation will award $1,000 to deserving active police officer in Connecticut who want to further their education in criminal justice/technology. The $1,000 check will go to the winner of the Robert DiBella Scholarship.

Because the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association was instrumental in starting the scholarship program, we would like you as police chief to participate actively in the process of selecting the winners. We are asking you to:

1.            Announce the scholarship at roll call(s) in your department.

2.            Post details of the scholarship program on your department's bulletin board or email to members of your department. 

3.            Collect, review, and evaluate scholarship applications from your department in order to recommend the most deserving applicant (one only) from your P.D.

4.            Forward the application you select to the Awards Committee by May 3, 2023 for final determination of the 2023 scholarship winners.

 In recommending an officer from your department, you should consider financial need and the candidate's dedication to law enforcement.

Applications cannot be accepted without your written recommendation.

To provide general information about the scholarship for you and your officers, we are attaching a general information, an application form and a financial aid form. Please duplicate these forms to make them available to interested officers.

Remember: The application of your department's nominee with your recommendation and signature must be submitted before May 3, 2023.

Thank you for your help.

2023 Scholarship Application

2023 Financial Aid Form