Scholarship Program Overview
The Border Patrol Foundation was established to provide services for the families of the U.S. Border Patrol. The foundation offers two scholarship programs. The BPF Scholars Program supports two student scholarship programs with one-time scholarship awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. The BP101 Fund Scholarship supports the spouses of the fallen BPF agents. The number and value of scholarships awarded for this program will depend on the number of recipients selected. Please read more below.
BPF Scholars Program
The Border Patrol Scholars program provides assistance to the children of active duty USBP agents, USBP support personnel, and active participants in the Border Patrol Explorer program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.
Eligible applicants shall have graduated or be graduating from high school (or its equivalent) within 12 months of application. The annual scholarship program accepts applications the first of each year for awards granted in May. The Border Patrol Scholarship application consists of Sections A-F with applicable supporting documentation. Previous BPF scholarship recipients are not eligible, but applications from those who have previously applied and not received a scholarship will be accepted if they meet the 12-month eligibility requirement.
Determinations for scholarship awards will be made on the basis of merit—the number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funding available and the number of qualified applicants. The application will be reviewed for accuracy and forwarded to a panel of three (3) or more qualified volunteers who will review the applications and select the scholarship recipients.
Essays will become the property of the Border Patrol Foundation and may be published on the BPF website. Outstanding essays may be entered in a contest based on development of the essay theme, content, and originality. Scholarship awards are distributed prior to the immediate fall semester for enrolled full-time student awardees and sent directly to the accredited trade school, college, or university. Awards will be announced prior to May 31, 2017.
Online applications must be submitted no later than midnight EST on February 3, 2017. If mailing in your application, it must be postmarked on or prior to February 3, 2017.
BP101 Fund Scholarship Program
BP101Fund is now accepting applications for the 2017 BP101Fund Scholarship Program. The number and value of scholarships awarded will depend on the number of recipients selected. BP101Fund is devoted to remember, honor and celebrate Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents who have fallen in the line of duty, while raising funds to assist local border patrol families in need. We have done this through financial assistance to the dependents of fallen agents and we are currently directing funds to a growing scholarship fund to benefit border patrol families in Southern Arizona.
The following requirements must be met in order to qualify:
- Proof of High School Diploma or GED certification
- Applicants must be legally married to a BPA in Tucson Sector. Please list duty station.
- Applicants must provide a copy of enrollment acceptance from the program they will attend.
- Applicants must submit an essay (btw 300-500 words) describing why they wish to attend the program for which they are requesting aide and how the program will help their family.
- Letter (1 page) from the applicant’s BP Spouse on why they deserve this scholarship.
- Letter of recommendation (1 page) from a professional source.
The deadline for application is January 30, 2017.