Now is the time of year when students receive their college admissions notices and scholarship funding packages. Scholarship money can make all the difference to a young person’s education.
The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund (GPSF) grants scholarship money to qualifying students of current Greenwich Police Officers. They are asking the community to support the officers who help keep our community safe, by contributing, however big or small, to the Fund for the future of the Officer’s children. The fund relies on the support of both individual contributions as well as a group of local businesses.
In the 2020-2021 school year, 26 GPDSF scholarships were funded.
The number of supported students is expected to increase next school year based on the number of current high school seniors.
“Greenwich has such a strong sense of community, and we are very appreciative of the community’s support to our scholarship fund,” said Chief of Police James Heavey.
Alice + Olivia, the national clothing shop on Greenwich Avenue, values the safety and protection of police officers on Greenwich Ave.
On Thursday, April 8, Alice + Olivia, will offer shoppers 10% off their purchase and will also contribute an additional 10% to the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund.
With temperatures rising and everyone eager to enjoy the outdoors, it is an excellent time for a spring wardrobe edit while supporting the GPD Scholarship Fund.
Alice + Olivia store manager Brianna Forchetti explained, “We all need to bring some new style to our wardrobes after a year of in-home sheltering. Come in and see our latest arrivals and support the students of the Greenwich Police Department. Wardrobe flair meets community support, what a great combination.”
The Greenwich Police Dept Scholarship Fund traces its roots to 1962. At that time, three scholarships were awarded whose value represented 80% of the fund’s then available resources. Now some 60 years later, the fund supports well over 20 applicants annually who can be either commuter or boarding students, as long as they are full-time and maintain an academic GPA of 2.75 or better.
The fund’s Board of Directors is comprised of four individuals whose roles in the community ensure the Board’s continuity. They include the Chief of Police, the Greenwich High School Headmaster, a Town Attorney, and a highly reputable and concerned volunteer from Greenwich’s business community. The Office of the Chief of Police is responsible for the day-to-day administration of its activities. Scholarships are awarded after review and a vote by the Board.
For more information or if you would like to become a sponsor of GPDSF, please call (203) 622-7844 or go to https://www.gpdscholarshipfund.org
For more information about the Greenwich Police Dept Scholarship Fund: https://www.greenwichct.gov/345/Police
More Upcoming Greenwich Police Dept Scholarship Fund Events:
Celebratory Events for the 125th anniversary are being planned throughout the year. Stay tuned for many various retail and business partnerships to benefit the GPD Scholarship Fund. Some of the upcoming events include:
NicholsMD will donate 5% of their “Product of the Month” for the entire month of June to the GPDSF. By appointment. 50 Old Field Point Road, Greenwich. (203) 862 – 4000.
Miku Sushi will dedicate a special sushi roll with proceeds going to GPDSF for the entire month
of September. 68 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich.
Vineyard Vines will be holding a back to School Sale, with proceeds going to the GPDSF. 145 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich.
The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund Benefit Car Show will be on August 28, 2021, at Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd., Greenwich, CT, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. (Rain date – August 29, 2021) Admission is free and will include classic, antique, custom, and exotic cars, motorcycles, vintage fire trucks, and military vehicles. There will be a DJ, a 50/50 drawing, food trucks, and more. If you would like to show your vehicle or motorcycle, please register at: https://www.gpdscholarshipfund.org/gpdsf-car-show-registration
The Greenwich Policeman’s Ball – Join us for dinner and dancing to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the GPD on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Riverside Yacht Club, Club Road in Riverside at 6:30 pm. We will be honoring the brave men and women of this department, past, present, and future. Sponsorships are available for businesses who wish to participate.
Patron Tickets are available and will include a Patron’s Cocktail Party on Thursday, September 30 at 6:30 pm. at Miller Motorcars Ferrari Showroom, 342 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT. To reserve your tickets or become a sponsor, please go to: https://www.gpdscholarshipfund.org/gpdpolicemansball
Sponsors of the Greenwich Police Dept Scholarship Fund events include Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media and Greenwich Sentinel, exclusive media sponsors, and Miller Motorcars.