Scholarship Types, Criteria, and Timeline:
Scholarships may be awarded to eligible persons wishing to pursue a course of study beyond high school as an undergraduate student. Awards are not available to those seeking a post-graduate college degree (Master’s Degree). Eligible programs include but are not limited to:
- Accredited colleges and universities
- Post secondary trade schools
The 100 Club scholarship awards are one-time (or for one year) and funds are issued directly to the attending institution for tuition, books, fees, and/or housing. All funds must be used during this year, and are split in two payments: one check to the school in Fall and the other (providing the recipient is meeting the GPA requirements from the Fall semester) made in January for the Spring semester.
While applicants do not need to be financial supporters of the 100 Club to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, they MUST be the spouse or child (natural or adopted) of an active, retired, or deceased police officer or firefighter.
Each scholarship is based on an academic year. For example, if an applicant will graduating high school or returning to school in Fall 2016 (academic year: 2016-17) and are interested in applying for a scholarship, they will need to apply for the 100 Club’s Scholarship Application Process which opens the first week in January and closes the first week in March each year. Notifications of award/no award are made by the first week in May. The annual Jason Schechterle Scholarship Ball (which recognizes all the scholarship recipients who were notified in May) is held the third or fourth Saturday in September.