WIFLE Scholarship Program offers several grants to gifted students to meet needs in the area of law enforcement and to promote the professional growth of those employed in Law Enforcement.
About Wifle Scholarships Program
WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (both abbreviated as WIFLE) are organizations dedicated to achieving gender equity in federal law enforcement by recruiting, retaining, and promoting qualified women. According to the United States Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), women made up 15.2 percent of federal officers among reporting agencies in 2008. This figure is lower than the BJS’s July 2006 figure of 16.1 percent. According to the 2019 report, the percentage of women has dropped to 13.9 percent. There is still much work to be done to achieve gender balance in federal agencies. WIFLE provides Scholarships in the spirit of achieving this goal.
Wifle Scholarship Amount
The value of each scholarship will be $2,500, but it may vary depending on a variety of factors. In 2021, WIFLE will award $5,000 in scholarships. On subsequent applications, awards may be renewed.
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Wifle Scholarship Program Eligibility and Requirements
WIFLE scholarships are given to students based on their academic potential, achievement, and commitment to serving communities in the field of law enforcement. The scholarship is open to all qualified applicants. To be qualified for the WIFLE scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Attend an accredited four-year college or university full-time, or be currently enrolled in a full-time fully accredited community college with the intention of transferring to a four-year degree.
Have finished at least one full academic year of college at an accredited college, university, or community college.
- A four-year degree in Criminal Justice or a related discipline such as social sciences, public administration, computer science, finance, linguistic arts, chemistry, physics, etc (Students in graduate and postgraduate programs are also qualified students seeking Associate degrees are not qualified, unless as stated above, fully fluent in the application their intention to move to a four-year program).
- Have a minimum total grade point average of 3.0.
- Demonstrate your commitment to the community by writing a 500-word essay about your involvement in a community project, as well as the outcomes or impact of that involvement on the community. OR, if the applicant is currently serving or has served an internship with a law enforcement agency, preferably a federal law enforcement agency, the applicant must provide details such as the name of the agency, dates served, and a 500-word essay describing the value of the experience and accomplishment through the internship.
- With a written statement of support, have at least one community leader, member of a community, or police official sponsor their application.
- Submit a completed application, 500-word essay, transcripts, and a recommendation letter from a community leader or police official.
- All applicants must be a citizen of the United States of America.
Deadline and opening dates
How To Apply for Wifle Scholarship Program
Applications are open on the WIFLE official website at www.WIFLE.org and must be accepted by the Scholarship Coordinator by May 2, 2023. No extensions will be given. Unfinished applications or applications sent after the deadline will not be viewed.
If at all possible, letters of recommendation should be mailed with the application but must be received by the deadline, along with the required application, 500-word essay, and college transcripts. By May 20, 2023, recipients will be notified, and awards will be mailed directly to educational institutions. WIFLE can be reached via email at WIFLE@comcast.net for specific questions. Applications should be mailed to the Scholarship Coordinator at:
Attention: Scholarship Coordinator
2200 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 102 PMB 204
Arlington, VA 22201
Or email complete packages to WIFLE@comcast.net