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Bruce Bishop and William Harvey
Memorial Scholarship Program

Scholarship Information & Agreement PDF
Scholarship Application Form PDF

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, grandparent, spouse, or aunt or uncle 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: TO BE DETERMINED FOR 2025

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.

Past Scholarship Winners


  • Sydney Judge, daughter of Inspector Lou Judge
  • Haylee Zawislan, daughter of Trooper Chris Zawislan
  • Katharine Vetuschi, grand daughter of retired Trooper Laurence Burzynski


  • Gracie Reese, daughter of Trooper James Reese
  • Jordann Meinhardt, granddaughter of Retired Trooper Phil Wenzel


  • Gracie Reese, daughter of Trooper James Reese

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