To the editor:
The Police Officers of Westport Alliance (POWA), also known as the police officers union, is once again seeking applicants who are interested in an annual scholarship program.
Any high school student who is a resident of the Town of Westport and is planning on attending a college program in the Fall of 2014 is eligible.
In the past, the police union has given preference to college bound students who are focused in the criminal justice field. As always, however, any student may apply who is committed to furthering their education. We are seeking motivated students who are serious about their education.
As part of the scholarship process we may contact school references while making the decision about any donations. Historically, the police union has made similar scholarship donations during Awards Night at the Westport High School.
Last year the police union awarded three $1,000 scholarships to residents who were in financial need of assistance and headed to college.
The police union is also asking for donations either financially or to donate gift certificates, or any item that could be used as part of a raffle for another annual event called the (Westport Police) Sergeant Dan Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Program.
The police union hosts a yearly golf tournament in honor of Sgt. Sullivan as part of their fundraising effort. Proceeds from the raffle and golf sponsorships assist in funding the high school scholarships. Applications for scholarships can be obtained at either the Westport High School Guidance Office or the Westport Police Department.
Anyone interested in mailing a donation may send it to Post Office Box 3051, Westport, MA 02790 located at the Adamsville Road US Post Office.
Anyone interested in additional information is asked to contact either Lieutenant John Bell or Sergeant Chris Dunn at (508) 636-1122.
The Police Officers of Westport Alliance