Scholarship money can make all the difference to a young person’s education. The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund 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.
The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund was the beneficiary of a percentage of product sales in June at NicholsMD of Greenwich.
“I am proud to donate to the Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund in celebration of 125 years of keeping our town, community, and children safe,” said Dr. Kim Nichols, Board-Certified Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon Founding Director of NicholsMD.
Dr. Nichols presented Greenwich Chief of Police James Heavey with a donation of almost $1,500 on Thursday, July 1. NicholsMD of Greenwich, an award-winning, luxurious dermatology boutique, provides high-level concierge care and non-surgical, innovative skincare solutions.
“The Greenwich Police Department is proud of the partnerships it has created with the Greenwich community, including our local businesses. They always stand ready to help when asked, and we are very appreciative of the community’s support of our scholarship fund,” said Chief of Police James Heavey in a release.
In the 2020-2021 school year, 26 Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund scholarships were funded. The number of supported students is expected to increase next school year based on the number of current high school seniors. 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 to become a sponsor of Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund, please call (203) 622-7844 or go to https://www.gpdscholarshipfund.org.
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:
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 – Come for a night of dinner and dancing to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Greenwich Police Dept on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Riverside Yacht Club, Club Road in Riverside at 6:30 pm. The brave men and women of this department, past, present, and future will be honored. 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 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.