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Local Grads Win Pasadena Police Officers Association Scholarships

Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 11:38 am
Previous PPOA Scholarship recipients

The Pasadena Police Officers Association (PPOA) will award four scholarships to local graduates on June 26.

These scholarships are awarded to outstanding Pasadena area high school students seeking careers in law enforcement and accomplished dependents of Pasadena police officers. The PPOA also acknowledges the contributions of Lloyd Kirby, an officer who left a distinguished legacy in both the Pasadena Police Department and the Pasadena community, through the scholarships given in his honor.

This year, the following students will receive awards:

• Julieta Motte, Marshall Fundamental School — $1,000 Community Scholarship

• Maria Calderon, Los Osos High School — $1,000 Dependent Scholarship

• Carlos Sosa Corona, John Muir High School — $500 Kirby Scholarship

• Melinda Gawlik, Sunny Hills High School — $500 Kirby Scholarship

Since it began this scholarship program in 1989, the PPOA has given over $60,000 to college/bound students.

The PPOA derives the scholarship from fundraisers and donations. For more information, visit







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