Blue Friday of New York

Honoring Those Who Protect and Serve

Scholarships

Blue Friday of New York is proud to have two different scholarships available for eligible candidates.

The Father James Lefebvre Memorial Scholarship

Blue Friday of New York will issue a college scholarship of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), once per year, to two individuals. This money will be paid directly to the college of the selected applicant. This information will be confirmed with the selected applicant prior to being awarded. The recipient will be selected from the pool of applicants primarily based on the accuracy and quality of an essay- the topic of which will be determined each year. However, the committee may consider all submitted information.

Eligibility:

  • Not have been the recipient of The Father James Lefebvre Memorial Scholarship in the past.
  • Be an immediate relative of a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) employed by an agency located within the Blue Friday of New York catchment area (New York State, North of the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Canadian Border, and East of Interstate 81 to the borders of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.)
  • Supply proof of the relationship (e.g. birth or marriage certificate) and LEO employment/status (e.g. copy of Agency ID) must be submitted with the application.
  • Have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of C+/ 75 with a minimum GPA of C/70 for the most current two (2) terms or a cumulative GPA of B+/85 for the Five (5) most recent terms. A transcript must be submitted with the application.
  • Submit a personal or professional recommendation.
  • Submit a 500-700 word essay on the topic selected by Blue Friday of New York. As the scholarship will be competitive, please remember to check your essay for editorial oversights.
  • Be registered or accepted at an accredited college or university.

All forms and documents must be submitted by mail to the below address and postmarked by May 15, 2022:

 Blue Friday of New York
 PO Box 38235
Albany, NY 12203


The AED | Patrol PC Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in Blue Friday of New York and the AED | Patrol PC Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship. Blue Friday was established to help assist the families of law enforcement officers who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty as well as the families of officers who have died outside the line of duty if needed and to honor all those who protect and serve. This scholarship was created in an effort to assist law enforcement families.

Blue Friday of New York will issue a college scholarship of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), once per year, to one individual. This money will be paid directly to the college of the selected applicant. This information will be confirmed with the selected applicant prior to being awarded. The recipient will be selected from the pool of applicants primarily based on the accuracy and quality of an essay (1,000 words maximum), the topic of which will be determined each year. However, the committee may consider all submitted information.

To be eligible, the applicant must

  • Not have been the recipient of the AED | Patrol PC Fallen Officer Memorial Scholarship in the past.
  • Be an immediate family member (spouse, child, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew) of a Fallen Law Enforcement Officer from an agency located within the Blue Friday of New York catchment area (New York State, North of the Tappan Zee Bridge to the Canadian Border, and East of Interstate 81 to the borders of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.)
  • Name of deceased, agency of deceased, end of watch (EOW), and proof of the relationship to the deceased must be submitted with the application.
  • Have a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of C+/75 with a minimum GPA of C/70 for all marking periods within the year prior. A transcript must be submitted with the application.
  • Be registered or accepted at an accredited college or university. Proof must be submitted upon selection.
  • Academic or professional recommendation.
  • Submit a 1,000-word maximum essay on the topic selected by Blue Friday of New York. As the scholarship will be competitive, please remember to check your essay for editorial oversights.

All forms and documents must be submitted by mail to the below address and postmarked by June 1, 2022: 

Blue Friday of New York
PO Box 38235
Albany, NY 12203

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