Still Heroes Scholarship Fund


A hero is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” While many law enforcement officers may reject the title of hero, we know that traumatically injured officers and their families are being heroic every day – from the initial recovery to the long term impacts of the injury. Every day, these officers and their families make a commitment: to still fight – to still achieve – to still live.

They are Still Heroes. At the IACP Foundation, we salute these men and women and are committed to ensuring that they #NeverFeelAbandoned.

The Still Heroes Scholarship Fund offers an opportunity for a traumatically injured officer or the spouse, child, or dependent of a traumatically injured officer to continue their education. The scholarship opportunities are different – just like injuries – but are meant to strengthen families to thrive after a serious line-of-duty injury. We honor the strength and perseverance of these individuals while celebrating their heroic milestones as part of the larger law enforcement family.

Through the generosity of our donors, the following scholarships were awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Hubie Perez Memorial Scholarship (1 @ $5,000) - Teron Merriweather, Son of Detective 1st Class Tommy L. Merriweather, New York Police Department
  • The IACP Foundation Thrive  Scholarship, supported by the University of Phoenix  - Officer John Adsit, Denver Police Department 

You can help support these officers by making a tax-deductible contribution today. Together, we can build stronger families and communities and honor law enforcement officers who continue to inspire us every day.

Please direct any questions to Diana Wisler Beckmann, 1-800-THE-IACP, or

Thank you for your support and good luck to our applicants!