Scholarships

Scholarship Program for WSLEA and WSRLEA Members

As a membership service, the Association sponsors a scholarship program for WSLEA and WSRLEA members and/or their family for college classes and vocational training.  WSLEA recognizes that investing in the future through scholarship awards will have a positive benefit to members, their family and the community.  Up to five scholarships in the amount of $750.00 are offered annually to students throughout Washington State.

The WSLEA deadline for accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships is May 1, 2019

For consideration, you must be a current member of WSLEA/WSRLEA and have been a member for at least one (1) year prior to application.  The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 1st of each calendar year. Click on the link, and complete the application, and mail to WSLEA Scholarship Program, 6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, WA  98059.  Scholarship Application.  To receive an application, e-mail your request to wslea@wslea.org. You can also call 1-800-227-WSLE(9753) or mail your request to: WSLEA Scholarship Program, 6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, WA  98059.

2018 WSLEA Scholarships continue to support the community

WSLEA Scholarship Chairman Dave Wiyrick is proud to announce that the Executive Board approved an expansion of the award program for 2018, granting the following recipients a 2018 College Scholarship Award, each in the amount of $750.00:

Morgan Ann Smith graduated from North Central High School in Spokane with a GPA of 3.95.  She was a Three Sport Athlete and Class Secretary.  Morgan Ann is attending Whitworth University to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with endorsements in Reading, Middle Level Math, and English Language Learners.  Morgan Ann is the daughter of WSLEA Member Matthew Smith of Spokane County.

Stephanie Renz-Isaac is a Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Hospice Palliative Nursing Assistant and is pursuing her Registered Nursing degree through Spokane Community College.  Stephanie is the daughter of WSLEA Past Chairman and current Board Member Mark Renz of Spokane County.

Victoria Burnett graduated from Central Valley High School and is attending Spokane Falls Community College with the goal of attaining a degree in Math.  Victoria is the granddaughter of WSLEA Treasurer Dick Collins from Spokane County.

Holly Grazette has worked in the field of nursing and is attending American Sentinel University to complete a Master’s degree in MSN Nursing Informatics.  Holly is the daughter of WSLEA Treasurer Dick Collins from Spokane County.

Jeffery Wiyrick is obtaining CDL professional licenses through Washington State DOL.  Jeffery is the grandson of WSLEA Secretary Dave Wiyrick from Spokane County.

Rebecca Banks currently holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in teaching and has been teaching special education and low income and at risk students.  She will be participating in Gonzaga’s Principal Certification program with the goal of working in administration roles.  Rebecca is the daughter of WSLEA Chairman Dan Blashill from Spokane County.

Michael Banks currently works in mental health and is pursuing a Masters degree in Social Work from Boise State University.  Michael is the son-in-law of WSLEA Chairman Dan Blashill from Spokane County.

Heather Hughes has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Recreation Therapy and has been working with patients who have intellectual disabilities.  She is obtaining her Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University with the goal of becoming an administrator for the State to advocate for the patients as well as the staff, to bring about positive changes.  Heather is the daughter of WSLEA Board Member Jay Hughes.

Samantha Luvaas is a certified surgical dental assistant and is completing her Bachelors in Nursing through Washington State University with the goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist.  Samantha is the step-daughter of WSLEA Board Member Jay Hughes.

For past scholarship award recipients, READ MORE.


Continuing Education Professional Development Scholarship Program

The WSLEA Scholarship Committee has established a scholarship program for all Law Enforcement Officers (Active or Reserve) wishing to pursue continuing education programs which are recognized by the Criminal Justice Training Commission.  READ MORE.

To receive an application e-mail your request to wslea@wslea.org. You can also call 1-800-227-WSLE(9753) or mail your request to:  WSLEA Continuing Education Program, 6947 Coal Creek Pkwy SE, PMB 447, Newcastle, WA  98059.