About the Scholarship

In the year 1990 NATIA's national conference established a scholarship in the name of the founder, Captain James J. Regan, in the memory of philosophy of excellence through education."Captain James J. Regan, Pennsylvania State Police, organized a group of law professionals whose specialty is in technical support of investigations.

The purpose of the foundation is to develop the members by helping them advance their skills in technical surveillance, law enforcement, and forensic by offering special training, and financial assistance to achieve their academic goals with no financial burden.

The Organization is encouraging and supporting the technical operations, surveillance activities, and scientific support of their respective agencies through this funding.


How to Apply for this Award?

  • A candidate must apply to this scholarship by filling up the online application form that can be found on the official website.

  • An applicant should provide a certification letter from the Head of the participating organization and post advisor.

  • In addition to that, a candidate must also give a certification form of learning for life representative. 

  • An applicant is also required to submit three letters of recommendation. In which at least two letters must be from the people outside of law enforcement.

  • In order to receive the award amount, a student must write at least a 250-word essay on the subject "How will technology affect law enforcement in the 21st Century?"

  • Additionally, He/She must also provide official transcripts of high school and if applicants are in college studies they need to provide both high schools as well as college transcripts.


What is the Award Amount and Deadline?

The organization is funding a $2500 scholarship amount to two deserving candidates annually, and it cannot be renewed for any additional years.

The scholarship deadline is set on 31st March 2019, hence all applicants are advised to submit the scholarship application form and official transcripts before the given deadline. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a 12th grade or a college student in an accredited program and provide necessary documents to prove that they are the proper US citizen.

  • A student must have good academic standing, leadership qualities, and other co-curricular activities.

  • Candidates must be enrolled for an educational program related to law enforcement.