Phoenix Scholarship

The Iowa Association of Women Police is proud to announce a college scholarship opportunity. Our association will be offering a total of $2000 a year to be used for college expenses, including books and tuition. The scholarship, named the Phoenix Scholarship, is made possible by the generous donation of money from a benefactor who wanted to specifically help people in Law Enforcement. We will award part of the money each year to a current member of the Iowa Association of Women Police and also the child of a current member of the IaAWP. The information on how to apply for the Phoenix Scholarship is available on this page. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Phoenix Award – Established 2017

Iowa Association of Women Police will offer college scholarships to members and children of members once a year as funds are available. There will be $2,000 scholarships available per year. Depending on the number of applications, there could be 4 ($500) or 2 ($1,000) available. The Phoenix scholarship will be awarded in honor of women in law enforcement.

Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses.

Entries must be submitted no later than March 1st in the year applying. Scholarships will be awarded at the annual IaAWP Spring Training Conference.

1. Applicant must be a current member or child/stepchild of a member of the Iowa Association of Women Police.

2. Applicant must be entering college or currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or enrolled in a vocational or technical institution.

3. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (in high school or college). Please provide a current transcript with application.

4. Past recipients are not eligible for renewal scholarship awards.

5. Applicant is required to write an essay of approximately 300-500 words on their personal and professional goals, their history of volunteering, and/or extra circular activities. Applicant must also fill out an application form found on the Iowa Assoc. of Women Police website. (

Before completing the application form, please read the instructions carefully. All information given on this application will be kept confidential. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a committee of members and announced at the Annual Iowa Association of Women Police spring training conference.

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Spring Training Conference Scholarship

The IaAWP offers a scholarship for recent Iowa Law Enforcement or Iowa Department of Public Safety Academy graduates.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Recipient must attend the IaAWP Spring Training Conference during the year that they are selected in order to receive the scholarship.
  2. Recipient will attend the IaAWP Spring Training Conference under the terms of the scholarship guidelines.

Scholarship Guidelines

  1. The scholarship will include the following:
    1. IaAWP Spring Training Conference registration.
    2. A room at the conference hotel, for the night before and the first night of the conference.
    3. One year of dues for the IaAWP.
  2. The recipient must attend all functions of the two day conference.
  3. The recipient will accept their scholarship recognition award at the awards ceremony at the Annual Spring Membership Meeting and be added in the minutes.
  4. A maximum of five recipients will receive the scholarship per year.
  5. Recipients will be selected via a random drawing by an Executive Board Member from recent academy graduates.
  6. Recent academy graduate is defined as an individual who has graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement or Iowa Department of Public Safety Academy within the past two years.
  7. Invitation letters will be mailed by an IaAWP Executive Board Member advising the recipient of the scholarship and requesting an RSVP no later than thirty days before the scheduled date of the IaAWP Spring Training Conference.
  8. The IaAWP Secretary/Treasurer will be responsible for ensuring that the covered expenses of the scholarship recipients have been paid prior to their arrival at the conference.

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Return completed form to the current President of the IaAWP.