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THE FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship at BCC (perpetual) - 1996
Part of the BCC Endowment Fund, this scholarship is funded in part by a $15000 gift from the former Giunta Memorial Trust Fund. Awarded each year to a Criminal Justice Student with a B (3.0 GPA) average or better.* Amount of award is dependent on endowment earnings. Selection is made by the BCC staff. Applications are available via BCC February 1 to May 1.

Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship – ADC (now ended)
part of the American Dream Challenge which operated in the City’s elementary school system. Funded by a $2000 gift from the former Giunta Memorial Trust Fund, this award was made annually from 1996 to 2012 to a fourth-grade student who demonstrated skill in the annual essay contest.* Amount of award $100 annually, with selection made by Dr. Irving Fradkin and the ADC staff.

Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship – Officer in Continuing Ed (annual) - 1996
funded annually with a gift from the Memorial Trust Fund, as funds allow. Awarded to (up to) two active Fall River Police Department officers in continuing education, with 3.0 GPA, at accredited college level.* Amount of award is $1000. Selection is made by independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at FRPD Chief’s Office February 1 to May 1.

Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Scholarship for High School Seniors (perpetual) - 1998
funded and established by the Memorial Trust Committee with an initial base of $25000. Awarded each year to (up to) four graduating Fall River high school seniors, with a 3.0 GPA, who are continuing to accredited colleges.* Amount of each award is $1000. Candidates’ applications forwarded to Committee via BMC Durfee, Diman, and Bishop Connolly High Schools. Selections made by independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at High School Guidance Departments February 1 to May 1.

Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial College Scholarship (perpetual) for Children of FRPD – 2012
This scholarship is awarded annually to an FRPD employee’s high school senior child (or grandchild)** who meets the 3.0 GPA requirement and is continuing to an accredited college of his/her choice.* The amount of the award is $1000. Selection is made by the independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at FRPD Chief’s Office from February 1 to May 1.

The Detective Richard G. Magan Memorial Scholarship (perpetual) for Children of FRPD - 2002
This scholarship is awarded annually to an FRPD employee’s high school senior child (or grandchild)** who meets the 3.0 GPA requirement and is continuing to an accredited college of his/her choice.* The amount of the award is $1000. Selection is made by the independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at FRPD Chief’s Office from February 1 to May 1.

The Detective Richard G. Magan Memorial Scholarship (perpetual) for High School Seniors - 2002
funded and established by the Memorial Trust Committee with an initial base of $25000. Awarded each year to (up to) three graduating Fall River high school seniors, with a 3.0 GPA, who are continuing to accredited colleges.* Amount of each award is $1000. Candidates’ applications forwarded to Committee via BMC Durfee, Diman, and Bishop Connolly High Schools. Selections made by independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at High School Guidance Departments February 1 to May 1.

Officer John W. Ruggeiro Memorial Scholarship (perpetual) – 2012
Established with funds from the Officer Thomas J. Giunta Memorial Trust, the Detective Richard G. Magan Memorial Trust and the former Off. John W. Ruggeiro Scholarship, this award is made to a high school senior from BMC Durfee, Diman, or Bishop Connolly High Schools, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, who is continuing to an accredited college.* The amount of the award is $1000. Selection is made by the independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at High School Guidance Departments, February 1 to May 1.

Constable Gideon Manchester Memorial Scholarship – 2012
This annual $500 award is made to a BMC Durfee, Diman, or Bishop Connolly high school senior maintaining a 3.0 GPA who is continuing to an accredited college*. Selection will be made by the independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at High School Guidance Departments, February 1 to May 1.

Officer Louis T. Gormley Memorial Scholarship – 2012
This annual $500 award is made to a BMC Durfee, Diman, or Bishop Connolly high school senior maintaining a 3.0 GPA who is continuing to an accredited college*. Selection will be made by the independent Scholarship Selection Panel. Applications are available at High School Guidance Departments, February 1 to May 1.

*Other criteria may apply – see up-to-date application for details.

** Child/grandchild is defined as the biological, adopted, or legal stepchild/grandchild of the Fall River Police Department sworn or non-sworn employee. Preference in scholarships awards is given to incoming college freshman but may be awarded to other eligible (college student) applicants if no incoming freshman meets the criteria. The Scholarship Selection Panel is independent of the Memorial Trust Committee and does not consult with the Committee in making its decision. The decision of the Scholarship Selection Panel is final.

It is the hope of the Fallen Officers Memorial Trust Committee that, as the Memorial Fund continues to grow, more scholarship and charitable opportunities will benefit from this lasting and positive remembrance of our friends and colleagues. If you have any ideas, please forward them to any of the Fallen Officers Memorial Trust Committee members.


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