By: Lt. David Jude - iReporter
By: Lt. David Jude - iReporter

The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2012. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at, by April 1, 2012.

“The Trooper Island Scholarship Fund is an outgrowth of our summer camp for underprivileged children, which has been in operation for 45 years,” says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “Although it is aimed at those who attended Trooper Island Camp as a youngster, the program is open to all graduating seniors in Kentucky who plan to attend a college or technical/vocational school this fall.”

This is the second year that KSP has offered this financial aid. In 2011, Amber Nicole Turner, of Barren Co. High School, and Devon Wharton, of Trigg Co. High School, each received $1,000 scholarships. Both registered to attend Western Kentucky University.

Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

Financial contributions, payable to the Trooper Island Scholarship Fund, can be sent to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, Ky. 40601. For more information, call 502-782-1780.

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