The Lakeland Police Department's Do The Right Thing program is committed to recognizing individual youths of this community who have distinguished themselves as students through their school and community involvement, citizenship, and academic success. With this in mind, the DTRT program is offering three scholarships to seniors from local public high schools.
Two $500 cash award scholarships will be awarded to two high school seniors. One additional $500 cash award scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree and/or career in the law enforcement field.
These scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
- academic performance
- school and community involvement
- personal statement of applicant
- exemplary citizenship
The deadline for submission is soon. Application packets must be postmarked no later than Saturday, April 18, 2009. Complete instructions and address for mailing the applications on are on the forms.
- Asst Chief Bill LePere