Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship

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This scholarship honors Richard L. Resurreccion, a member of the Board of Directors of the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI) who is widely known for his expertise in the areas of life safety, technology and emergency management.

ELIGIBILITY – STUDENTS MUST:
  • Be currently enrolled in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours [or nine (9) quarter credit hours] of associate degree, college-level coursework at the time of application.
  • Be a Phi Theta Kappa member in good standing.
  • Hold a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative GPA out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework at the time of application.
    • No courses can be marked as incomplete.
  • Have completed at least 50 percent of coursework in an associate degree public safety program at a regionally accredited college by June.
    • Eligible public safety programs include: Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety Administration, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security.
  • NOT be a pre-major or certificate student.
  • Hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the college the student is attending OR must possess a visa considered appropriate by the college.
    • Please see our Articles Section for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.

The application process is currently closed. It will reopen in the spring of 2022.

Recipients

2020

NicSadie Lane | Cleveland State Community College | Tennessee

2019

Sadie Lane | Cleveland State Community College | Tennessee

2018

Logan McElrath | Community College of Allegheny County | Pennsylvania

Gary Russell | Blinn College | Texas

2017

Alan Badel | Palomar College | California

Brazos McPeek | Hill College | Texas

2016

Gretchen Hogan | Garden City Community College | Kansas

Donald Finley | Hocking College | Ohio

2015

Mark Sinwell | Des Moines Area Community College | Iowa

Jacqueline Kapu | University of Hawaii, Maui College | Hawaii

2014

Frederick Kerrigan | York County Community College | Maine

Rebecca Taylor | Minnesota State College-Southeast

2013

Patricia Esperon | Arkansas State University | Arkansas

Roxanne Skall | Delgado Community College | Louisiana

2012

Gilbert Arellano | Skyline College | California

Michael Lawson | Olympic College | Washington

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