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Bruce Bishop and William Harvey
Memorial Scholarship Program

Scholarship Information & Agreement PDF
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The Wisconsin State Patrol Alumni Association (WSPAA) will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to those seeking a degree in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice to honor these founding fathers instrumental in starting the WSPAA:

  • Bruce Bishop – Bruce was a member of the 1st recruit class in 1947 and rose to the rank of Major in the Wisconsin State Patrol.
  • William Harvey – William (Bill) was a member of the 5th recruit class in 1957 (serving 39 years) and was the first Administrator of the Wisconsin State Patrol. Bill was the first WSPAA President.

Scholarship Criteria: (must meet all of these)

  1. Parent or grandparent served as a Wisconsin State Patrol employee.
  2. Pursuing career in law enforcement or criminal justice.
  3. Attending/plan to attend accredited college, university or technical school as full-time student.
  4. Currently have 2.5 grade point average or better.

See the Scholarship Information & Agreement for more information.

Scholarship Application Process:

See the Scholarship Application Form for application packet contents and the process to submit these materials.

  • Application packets must be postmarked by May 25, 2021.

Application packets will be reviewed and scored by an independent panel of judges.

Please direct any questions to the WSPAA Communications Director at kimwspaa@gmail.com or 608-274-7750.

Wisconsin State Patrol Alumni Association
5748 Monticello Way
Madison, WI 53719

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