LEO Scholarship Program

LEO Scholarship Student Expectations

  • Participate in college or community activities
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Model positive behavior that supports the LEO mission

Applications are accepted until the deadline of June 15 of each current year, in order to be accepted for that year’s late summer award for FALL SEMESTER. PLEASE NOTE that most applications are received after April as information required for a complete application packet is generally not available to the student before then.


Complete applications must be received by the application deadline date to be considered for the August award date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. LEO Scholarship awards generally do not to exceed $1000.00. Award amounts will vary among applicants each year. The LEO scholarship should be considered a competitive scholarship.


An individual's involvement in law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections along with community service and academic achievement will be taken into account. The scholarship pool amount, and individual awards are subject to change without notice, as it is dependent on donations raised and vendor career fair participation.

Applicant Criteria

Please check through the following Applicant Criteria, to determine your eligibility.
If any of the criteria below do not apply for you, you do not qualify for this scholarship:



If all statements above are true and correct for you, then please apply for the scholarship.

LEO Scholarship Application Details and Procedure

LEO Scholarship Applicants need to complete the following steps and submit their application and application materials by June 15 of the current year. Scholarships are awarded in August for students registered for FALL semester of this year. Late or incomplete applications or materials will not be considered.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The application must be postmarked by June 15th of the current year.


Application Materials:


Completing the application process will include submitting each of the following:


  • Completed LEO Scholarship Application Form

  • Personal Resume no longer than 1 page in length

  • Current Transcript or Letter of Acceptance

  • Letter of Interest no longer than 1 page in length

  • Letter of Recommendation completed by teacher or business associate


Mail your Application Materials to:

Law Enforcement Opportunities
Attn: Business Manager
9110 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

LEO Scholarship Interview Process:

If selected for Phase II of the LEO Scholarship process, applicant must also agree to participate in an oral board interview, which will be scheduled on an individual basis. Interviews typically take place in July.


LEO Scholarship Awardees will be asked to attend an awards ceremony. The LEO Scholarship Award Ceremony typically takes place in August.

Scholarship Application Document:

2017 LEO Scholarship Application

LEO has a commitment to diversifying the law enforcement, criminal justice, and corrections professions, and this commitment has resulted in the development of a yearly scholarship opportunity. Our goal is to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections. Eligible applicants may receive up to $1000.00* in scholarship money to fund their education and training.

*This amount is subject to change without notice, as it is dependent on donations raised and/or vendor career fair participation.

  • Candidates must be interested in a law enforcement, criminal justice, or corrections career within the State of Minnesota.

  • Candidates must be attending a Minnesota post-secondary education institution, or have made application and been accepted into a Minnesota post-secondary education institution, with the intent to register for the upcoming FALL term.

  • A person of color or a female

  • A current student with financial need

  • Candidates must not have been convicted of any felony level crime or any narcotics or controlled substance violation in the State of Minnesota or any other state.

Law Enforcement Opportunities