Educational Scholarships

In 2017, the Albemarle County Police Foundation established the ACPF Educational Scholarship Program as a benefit for Albemarle County police officers and staff. The purpose of the program is to assist the Police Department in building a professional, educated force and to aid in recruiting and retaining a corps of highly sought after officers, while financially supporting our officers to obtain their advanced degrees. We count on our generous community of donors to help pay for these well deserved scholarships. To donate, click HERE.

Scholarship Details

Applicant can request funds up to 90% of tuition expenses for new course requests (at least 10% of costs remain the responsibility of the applicant). Maximum request $2,000 per year (maximum $8,000 towards approved degree program).


Current employee in good standing for at least twelve (12) months prior to request due date.

Must maintain a grade of ‘C’ or better. If you are unable to obtain a ‘C’ or better, then you will be required to reimburse the Foundation for the cost of tuition, and fees related to the course(s).

Must sign Albemarle County Police Foundation Educational Scholarship Program Agreement with Albemarle County Police Foundation/Albemarle County Police Department
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One of the Foundation's priorities is to support programs and events that are designed to create positive interaction between police officers and the community with a focus on educating the public on police practices and the police department learning about the community.


In 2017, the ACPF established the Albemarle County Police Foundation Educational Scholarship Program as a benefit for Albemarle County police officers and staff.


From time to time, the Albemarle County Police Department and its officers, need or want training, equipment, supplies and/or support that is not included in the County Police budget. The Foundation is pleased to supplement what the county budget provides to ensure a professional, highly educated and trained organization, equipped to prevent crime and enhance the overall safety of our community. The Albemarle County Police Foundation is committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained, and modernly-equipped police department leads to a safer community.


Financially assisting our officers to move into the jurisdiction that they serve, will aid in building community relations and they will become more vested in our County.


For many years, Foundation dollars have gone towards purchasing law enforcement dogs, training and feeding them, and making sure they have what they need.