Wives Behind the Badge Launches Scholarship Program

Orange, CA, March 21, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Wives Behind the Badge (WBTB) announced today the availability of scholarship money for children of law enforcement officers. The scholarship provides educational/vocational financial assistance to the dependent children (natural or adopted) of law enforcement officers who are pursuing higher education. Any dependent child of a law enforcement officer (full-time active service, retired or killed in the line of duty. Scholarships are available for a maximum of $250.00 for junior/community college or $500.00 for a four-year college/university.

Applicants must complete an application by May 1, 2009. An independent scholarship committee will review applications in May and make its recommendations to the Wives Behind the Badge Board of Directors, whose members will name the winner in June 2009. Visit http://www.wivesbehindthebadge.org/wbtbscholarships.html to download the scholarship criteria and application. For more information about the scholarship, email: scholarships@wivesbehindthebadge.org

WBTB is also seeking funding through private donations, corporations, police associations, and grants to help support their projects and programs. For more information, or how you can help, please visit www.wivesbehindthebadge.org or contact Kat Meredith, Vice President at (714) 744-9282 or by email at info@wivesbehindthebadge.org

Wives Behind the Badge is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2006 by a group of police wives to provide much needed resources, emotional support and essential benefits to police families, as well promote advocacy as a voice of the law enforcement community which directly impacts public safety in the community.

Wives Behind the Badge
Kat Meredith