AZTroopers Charities... We're always striving to make a difference...

OFFICERS HELPING OFFICERS and much more…

AZTroopers donates to many law enforcement related memorials and charities:

  • Memorial & remembrance of fallen DPS Officers (Instrumental in forming the committee & raising funds for the fallen officer monument.)
  • Supports the State and National Law Enforcement Fallen Officers Memorials
  • 100 Club of Arizona

Annual AZTroopers activities include:

  • DPS fallen officers memorial and luncheon in Phoenix
  • Golf tournament & banquet
  • Bass fishing tournament
  • Christmas Bear Program

Make a donation to AZtroopers Charities!

If you would like to help and make a difference for the organizations and causes we support, please take a moment and make a donation today using the button below. Your donation will give joy and much needed funds to those that need it most.
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Just a few of our best relationships…

Special Olympics

Special Olympics is the leading voice in raising awareness about the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. Through sports, we showcase the skills and dignity of our athletes. We also bring together communities to see and take part in the transformative power of sports. We know the odds our athletes must overcome and the barriers they face every single day. We see this at training events and competitions as our athletes push to beat their personal bests — and exceed them. Their stories and successes inspire us all. We believe in a world where there are millions of different abilities but not disabilities. And we’re spreading this message everywhere – at big Special Olympics events and small ones.

Stop Domestic Abuse

Advocates for Family Peace (AFFP) was incorporated in 1978 as the Adult Protection Council.  It received its IRS 501(c) 3 status designation that same year.  In its first years, the community advocacy services for domestic violence victims operated out of an old closet in the Itasca County courthouse.  The agency operated with the assistance of volunteers and a few paid staff hours.  The agency was reorganized in 1988 and became known as Advocates Against Domestic Abuse. The current name of the agency became official on January 1, 1998.  The new name reflects the agency’s overall work in the community.

Concerns of Police Survivors

Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss.  C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.  There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high. C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members.  Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 37,000 families.  Members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty.

NLEOMF

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial – the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil at the Memorial each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.

100 Club of Arizona

The 100 Club supports all city, county, state, federal and tribal public safety agencies, fire services, probation, corrections, parole and law enforcement departments who provide for the safety of the citizens of Arizona. Benefits and support are also extended to officers and firefighters who are called to active duty military while still employed by a qualified public safety agency. As a 501(c)(3), the 100 Club of Arizona is dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. For more than 40 years, the 100 Club has provided assistance to statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, paramedics, and their families.

Our Christmas Bear Program

 

Make a donation to AZtroopers Charities!

If you would like to help and make a difference for the organizations and causes we support, please take a moment and make a donation today using the button below. Your donation will give joy and much needed funds to those that need it most.
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AZTroopers is in the 24th year of bringing Christmas joy to children receiving treatment in various medical centers across the state. The program, started in 1993, was later expanded to provide the stuffed teddy bears to both children and adults at their bedside. The success is attributed to the efforts and talents of volunteers giving countless hours of their time to make the Christmas Bear Program an overwhelming success.

The mission of the program is to carry out an activity that demonstrates children are the association’s most important responsibility. The tremendous joy that is brought to the hospital patients with the bears is only a part of the benefit that results from the program. It also helps AZTroopers establish a communication mechanism to have children better understand that police officers are helpers & protectors. Witnessing the faces of those receiving the teddy bears is all that one needs to know the program is making a positive difference in many lives.

The 2016 program aims to exceed the over 2,150 bears from 2015 that were delivered to patients in over 32 statewide medical centers, domestic violence shelters, hospice and a head-start program on the Hopi Tribal Reservation.

Our Scholarship Programs

 

HELPING BUILD THE ROAD FOR OUR COLLEGE-BOUND KIDS

Does your son or daughter need money for college?

AZTroopers awards THOUSANDS of dollars in scholarships each year!

Simply read through the eligibility requirements on the next tab and you can fill out the application online. You can attach/upload all of the necessary documents with your application.

Once complete you will be notified that your application was received and entered into the application process. Pleas follow all instructions carefully and supply all necessary documents for your application to be successfully submitted to the committee.

  1. Applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of an active officer, civilian, retired or deceased member of the Arizona State Troopers Association Member must have five (5) years in the Arizona State Troopers Association for dependent to qualify for the scholarship*.
  2. Applicants must be under the age of 24 and at least a high school senior at time of application.
  3. Selection for scholarship will be made by the Association Scholarship Committee based upon the following criteria:
  4. Grade point average, must be minimum of 3.0 GPA
  5. Resume/Community leadership
  6. Letters of recommendation
  7. Enrollment as a full-time student as defined by attending college/university
  8. Is or will be an undergraduate
  9. The amount of the scholarship will be $1,000 per semester but no more than $2,000 per year.
  10. Applicants must plan on earning their undergraduate degree within four (4) years.
  11. Applications must be received no later than March 15 to be accepted for the following school year.
  12. Scholarship selections will be announced no later than the May Arizona State Troopers Association
  13. The Arizona State Troopers Association will award a minimum of six (6) scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded for attendance at any accredited college or university in the United States.   Additional scholarships may be provided through the Association or private donations.

* Minimum years waived if member death occurs before 5 years of membership.

Required Attachments: (copies are acceptable – submitted information cannot be returned)

  • Resume, to include but is not limited to:  work history, community service, hobbies & other interests
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation from persons other than a relative – must know the applicant for more that 2 years.
  • Applicant’s most recent high school transcript or a copy of their GED
  • Transcripts from all college courses attended
  • Personal essay prepared by the applicant to include but is not limited to information on family, career goal and plan to achieve career goal, interests, community service and why the applicant deserves the Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) Scholarship.   Essay to be least 300, but not more than 1,000 words.

Acknowledgment and Signature:

  • I certify that the information provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge
  • I hereby give consent to the AHPA, its agents, employees, or designees to verify the contents of this application with any individual, government, educational institution or other entity.
  • I understand that the AHPA may request additional information and/or request me to appear for an interview to determine my suitability for an award
  • I agree to share and allow the release and publication of my name, photo and likeness, GPA and application information  when necessary, and give my permission for the AHPA to share this information for the purpose of recruitment or public relations
  • I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to keep the AHPA informed of any address or contact information changes
  • I understand that all application material becomes the property of the AHPA and cannot be returned
  • I certify that I have read this application and I accept all the conditions herein

Would you like to apply for one of our scholarships?

If you meet the eligibility requirements and you’d like to apply for an AZTroopers scholarship award use the button below to start the process.

(The application process runs from January 1st to March 15th each year. Applications are only accepted during this period.)

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Our 2016 Scholarship Award Winners
Wade Ticer

Wade Ticer

Northeastern JC

I graduated as a prestigious member of the National Honor Society, a four year letterman in baseball, and a leader of the Devils Against Destructive Decisions club where we raised awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. I attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado, where I played baseball and finished my second year of college. This Fall I will be pursuing a major in Criminology. With my father and my grandfather both being military veterans and Arizona Highway Patrolman, I have always wanted to follow in their footsteps. After college I plan on attending Officer Candidate School for the United States Navy. After the Navy, I plan on pursuing a career as an United States Marshal.
Emily Eavenson

Emily Eavenson

University of Arizona

I will be attending Arizona State University in the fall and majoring in Biomedical Sciences with hopes of one day attending medical school. My passion for helping others derived from my year as Miss Navajo County’s Outstanding Teen 2015. With my platform, “Hope For Childhood Hunger,” my partners and I collected over 2,000 pounds of food, restocked six food pantries, and did two service missions to the Navajo and Hopi Reservations. My passion in life is to do humanitarian work both domestically and globally. I would like to thank the Arizona State Troopers Association for their kindness and assistance on my journey to pursue my career goals.
Rebecca Fields

Rebecca Fields

Northern Arizona University

I challenged myself tremendously in high school. I took mainly took AP and honors classes, and am pleased that I did so because I was able to push myself to be the best I could be. I also had some amazing teachers that made my experience that much better. Now that high school is over, I am headed off to Northern Arizona University where I will be majoring in nursing. In the future I hope to work in the neonatal unit, seeing as that I have always had a knack for babies. I am looking forward to my time in college and I hope that it will be just as successful as my high school career.
Courtney McNichols

Courtney McNichols

Northern Arizona University

Throughout my education I have learned to be an effective leader you have to be willing to serve others with compassion and push yourself beyond your own expectations. In August of 2016, I will continue my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Business as a senior at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition, this year I will be applying for graduate school to pursue a PhD in Physical Therapy. My greatest desire is to be able to specialize in rehabilitation and prosthetics for war veterans and Paralympic athletes. I plan to pursue a career that will allow me to give back my time to my community.
Raen Lewis

Raen Lewis

Arizona State University

I graduated in the top 7% of my class with a GPA of 3.89. I earned a partial academic scholarship to Arizona State University because of my hard work and have completed the goals to maintain my scholarship for my second year as well. These scholarships make me very grateful and proud of myself for being able to help out my parents to pay for my college. Thankfully, I have the Arizona State Troopers Association Scholarship to help me become a successful adult and follow my dreams.
Alexis Mitchell

Alexis Mitchell

Mesa Community College

Receiving this scholarship has already brought me so much joy and I can’t wait to put it to
great use. I will be attending Utah Valley University in the Fall. My major is Business
Management. I intend to finish my generals within the next year, and then move on to classes
within management and communications. I plan to work towards a career in non-profit
organizations and hopefully intern for a non-profit in the near-future. I’m so thankful for the
Arizona Highway Patrol Association and this opportunity they’ve given me to pursue an
education.

Piper Seeley

Piper Seeley

Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University

My name is Piper Seeley and I am currently a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronatical University. I am a Forensic Biology major with a minor in Space Physics. I am a member of Chi Delta Chi, college republicans, and Air Force ROTC. After I graduate I hope to be commissioning into the worlds greatest Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. In the Air Force I would like to continue my education and become a doctor.
Richard Maine

Richard Maine

University of Arizona

I am extremely grateful to the Arizona State Troopers Association for helping me as I continue my education. This year I hope to continue my success in the Honors program as well as strive to benefit my career. I have been fortunate enough to receive an internship with the University of Arizona Athletic Training Department. This internship will allow me to work with the school football team and assist the training staff with player’s rehabilitation and general health. I am very excited to have this opportunity and I know that it will benefit me with my future career goals.
Amanda Oien

Amanda Oien

University of Arizona

I am the Director of Communications for the UA College Republicans, where I am able to help plan events, host speakers, and attend national conferences. I believe that it’s important to develop beliefs and opinions and be involved in our government system; while still having an open mind and being able to have an open dialogue with not just likeminded UA Wildcats, but those who I share with differing opinions.
In order to help the financial burden of affording tuition, I also work part time at the UA Bookstore Starbucks. In can be hard and exhausting having nearly 12 hour days with school and work, but I know it’s worth it in the end. While at the UA, I have maintained a 3.75 GPA.

Erica Jex

Erica Jex

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

I just completed my first year of college at Embry-Riddle. I have been able to maintain a 4.0 GPA, earning a spot on the Dean’s List my first two semesters. Interning for the FBI would be my first choice, however, I also plan to apply to the DEA and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. I am currently on track to graduate in 2018 and intend to continue in a Master’s Degree program at Embry-Riddle. My goal is to work for either the DEA or the FBI. I would like to thank the AZ State Trooper Association for choosing me as a recipient of this scholarship and allowing me to continue to work towards my goals.
Rachel Fink

Rachel Fink

Undecided

My goal has remained to finish my education at a four-year university and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in the medical field while continuing to play volleyball at the collegiate level. This fall I will study Sports Management with an emphasis in Exercise Science and play volleyball at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. I will then transfer to a graduate program and become an Occupational Therapist. This past spring I had the privilege of tutoring my 17-year old neighbor who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a dirt bike accident. My experience with him and his family influenced my decision to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy. Public service runs deep in my family, and I want to continue that tradition. The scholarship funds provided by AZTroopers will allow me to continue to focus on my goals and give back to my community.

Make a donation to AZtroopers Charities!

If you would like to help and make a difference for the organizations and causes we support, please take a moment and make a donation today using the button below. Your donation will give joy and much needed funds to those that need it most.
Donate Now!

We also host raffles each year to generate funds
we donate to other charities

 
Thank you to the AZTroopers members who put the scholarships together every year and those who contribute.  It might seem like just a check, but it is education and a future to the ones receiving it.”  Kyrstin Simpson

2014 and 2015 scholarship recipient

“I am very thankful for the support and generosity of the Arizona State Troopers Association. Your scholarship will help further assist my education and put me on the road towards my goals and dreams..”  Seth Copeland

2015 scholarship recipient

Our main annual raffle allows us to donate thousands of dollars each year to needing charities and help extend the effective reach of our members to other organizations. Even though the Grand Prize is huge, the ticket price is still small – twenty bucks is not bad for an opportunity to win a $25,000, $2,000, $1,500, $1,000 or a $500 cash prize!  We are excited to continue the opportunity to buy five (5) raffle tickets and get TWO (2) FREE!   You can buy this combination of tickets (5+ 2 free) as many times as you desire!

The mission for our annual community fundraiser is to utilize the great reputation of Arizona’s finest at the Department of Public Safety to enhance the well-being of our communities. Since 1993, AZTroopers has granted nearly $1 million to local non-profit organizations and police families because of your participation in the raffle!

The association presented 11 scholarships to the children of members attending Arizona colleges in 2015.  That is three more scholarships awarded over last year because of raffle participation!  Additional scholarships are a needed for our college-bound children, as each year the number of applicants increases.

Money from the raffle is able to provide financial assistance to law enforcement families in need.  It has helped our DPS fallen officer’s survivors, from funeral to travel expenses.  AZTroopers members are able to deliver comfort bears to sick children all over the state of Arizona during the Christmas holidays.  Raffle funds additionally go to Arizona’s 100 Club, Concerns of Police Survivors, Make-A-Wish and other non-profits and causes that have a positive impact on law enforcement and Arizona.

The drawing is held in December each year at the AZTroopers’ meeting.  You do not need to be present to win!

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