Sgt. Authur L. Hershey Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:
To financially assist graduates of Camp Cadet of Bedford County that have displayed academic performance and leadership. The scholarship is in honor and memory of Sgt. Arthur L. Hershey, PA State Police, who was killed in the line of duty on January 3, 1999. Sgt. Hershey was the founder and director of Camp Cadet of Bedford County.

Criteria:
The recipients of these scholarship awards must have graduated from the Camp Cadet of Bedford County Program. The award will be given to the recipient in their final/senior year of higher education. The scholarships that will be awarded will consist of a direct payment to the learning institution. There will be two separate classes of scholarships. The first class will consist of a one thousand dollar award to a male and female recipient enrolled in an accredited secondary criminal justice program. The second class will consist of a five hundred dollar award to a male and female recipient enrolled in any other accredited higher education program.

 

Those applying for the scholarships must submit the following information:
 

  1. The year that they graduated from the camp Cadet of Bedford County Program.

  2. A resume that lists their educational background, to include their current GPA, a list of educational and social memberships, their current home address and phone number, the names, addresses and phone numbers of their parents, and the name, address and phone number of the registrar's office of the higher education institution that they are attending.

  3. The applicant for the scholarship must also submit an approximately five hundred word essay. The essay will be on their experiences in the Camp Cadet of Bedford County Program and how it affected their lives. Selection Committee: The selection committee will consist of members of the Camp Cadet of Bedford County Board of Directors.

 

Renewal:

This is a one time award to the recipient and cannot be renewed.

Application Period:
The applicant for these scholarships may submit a letter of interest upon starting their final/senior year of education. The Camp Cadet of Bedford County Board of Directors must receive the completed Application by July 1st of the year that they are applying for the scholarship. Applications are to be submitted to: Camp Cadet of Bedford County, PO Box 614, Bedford, PA 15522. 

Funding Source:
The funding for this scholarship is through private donations and a separate fundraiser that has no effect on the funding for the annual Camp Cadet Program. Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund may do so by sending their contribution to:

The Camp Cadet of Bedford County Scholarship Fund
PO Box 614
Bedford, PA 15522

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