Connecticut Police Chiefs Association

2024 Robert Dibella Scholarship

Robert DiBella Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 Scholarships

DEADLINE: Submit to your police chief by May 1, 2024


  1. Must be currently employed at a CPCA member police department in Connecticut.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.
  3. Must be furthering his/her education in criminal justice/technology.
  4. Must be in need of financial aid and without such aid would find it difficult although not necessarily impossible to obtain education.
  5. Must submit properly completed form to his/her police chief by May 1, 2024.


  1. Awards to be used for tuition, fees, texts, supplies and other necessary academic purposes.
  2. Awards conditioned upon substantiation of expenses.
  3. Winners of previous Foundation scholarships are eligible to compete.
  4. A check for $1,000 to be given to the winner following submission of appropriate documents. The $1,000 checks go to the winner of the Robert DiBella Scholarship as determined by the Awards Committee.


  1. Each police chief in Connecticut will select one applicant from those submitted in his department and send the applicant's completed forms to the Connecticut Police Foundation by May 13, 2024.
  2. Scholarship winners will then be selected by the Foundation's Awards Committee.
  3. Winners will be selected on the basis of financial need and dedication to law enforcement.
  4. Winners will be announced in May.
  5. Actual award will be made on June 13, 2024 at the CPCA Annual Meeting.

Robert DiBella Scholarship Program