Louise Bocock Scholarship Standing Rules

Any TCPA member in good standing may nominate a prospective college or university student as a recipient for financial assistance from the association. The nomination must be in narrative form and contain in addition to the personal data (name, address, date of birth, Texas Drivers license number) and the following information:

  • Reasons for the nomination by the TCPA member
  • Adequate information establishing a need for financial; assistance for the candidate. This financial information should be furnished by the member making the nomination.
  • List of candidates accomplishments, in addition to the high school and college or university transcripts indicating the candidate’s academic achievements.
  • The nominee must be a criminal justice major or related field of study. Non criminal justice must indicate a relevance to the criminal justice system.
  • The nominee must enroll full-time, carrying a minimum of 12 semester credit per semester and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (based on a 4.0 system) to maintain the scholarship.
  • The candidate must enroll in an accredited Texas college or university while receiving the TCPA scholarship.
  • The nomination is effective for two (2) full semesters, renewable each year upon making application and receiving TCPA approval.
  • Whenever special cause is shown, the TCPA Board of Directors may waive the requirements to allow an applicant to compete for funding.
  • All scholarship monies shall be forwarded to the financial aid office of the attendee’s college.
  • The nomination committee shall contact all applicants by letter advising the applicant whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship.
  • Nominees must meet the residency requirements for the college they plan to attend.

**Applicant may provide additional information they may want the scholarship committee to consider**

The amount of the TCPA scholarship is five hundred dollars ($500.00) per semester. All scholarship application must be postmarked before midnight June 15th to assure proper nominee notification prior to the training conference.