Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Sean A. Collier LPA scholarship. The Officer Sean A. Collier Self Sponsor Scholarship On April 18, 2013 the MIT Police lost a brother and a friend, Officer Sean Collier. In order to honor him in the best way they know how they set up a scholarship fund that would send one self-sponsored recruit (MIT Self Sponsor) through the Lowell Police Academy (LPA) annually (the Scholarship) as a student officer. Officer Collier self-sponsored himself through the Transit Academy in order to start his law enforcement career. This recruit will have the honor of wearing MIT’s Patch in Officer Sean Collier’s memory. Spring of 2020 will mark the 6th year of this great Scholarship. Past Recipients and current Police Departments: Robert Parrella - 2015 · MIT PD · MSP Nicholas Saledas – 2016 · Burlington PD Nicholas Thayer – 2017 · Townsend PD · Chelmsford PD Joshua Griffith – 2018 · Reading PD Hannah Ciavarra – 2019 · Holliston PD Scholarship Requirements: Applicant must: · Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts · Have received a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in Criminal Justice from a college or university · Demonstrate community involvement, · Demonstrate a commitment to professional development, · Be able to meet all of the LPA’s entrance requirements: o Be at least 21 years of age o Possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license o Have no felony convictions o Pass a medical exam based on HRD requirements o Pass the Physical Abilities Test o Pass the Coopers Test* o Pass a background investigation Application Process: Applicant must submit a package consisting of: · A resume · A letter of intent, describing how the applicant has served, and will serve, as an exemplary role model that would distinguish him/her from other applicants and honor the memory of Officer Collier · Two (2) letters of reference Process for 2020 Officer Sean A. Collier Self Sponsor Scholarship: · Applications due by February 14, 2020 · Scholarship Committee will narrow applications based on above requirements · Finalists will be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee · The Scholarship Committee will award The Officer Sean A. Collier Self-Sponsor Scholarship to one person *Coopers Test must be able to be completed prior to start of LPA PLEASE NOTE: AWARD OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE LPA PROGRAM AS A SELF SPONSOR DOES NOT GUARANTEE EMPLOYMENT AT ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT. ** ALL application packages must be submitted in PDF form via email to: [email protected], NO LATER THAN February 14, 2020.