Vocational & Academic Scholarships
Our founder, Bob Weinberg, was concerned first and foremost with the safety and welfare of the men and women of the California Highway Patrol. As a result, he launched a scholarship fund in 1984 for the purpose of easing the financial burden of education. He hoped this program would free officers from the distraction this kind of financial burden can cause while on the job. Since then, rising tuition costs continue to bring increased stress to CHP families.
Since 1984, the 11-99 Foundation has provided over $32 million total in scholarships to children of CHP employees, helping thousands of deserving students achieve their educational dreams.
In 2020, the 11-99 Foundation awarded nearly $2.1 million in scholarship awards to over 1,200 recipients statewide. We thank our very generous members for their continued support of this program, most especially Godfrey and Suzanne Sullivan, after whom our Sullivan Advanced Study Scholarship is named. Thank you for investing in our youth!
2021 Scholarship Cycle News & Info
The 2021 Application Cycle ended March 15 and the portal is closed.
TRANSCRIPTS DUE THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021.
- January 15, 2021 – New Scholarship Application Cycle Opening
- March 15, 2021 – Scholarship Application Deadline
- April 15, 2021 – Transcript Submission Deadline – digital official transcripts preferred*
*Ordering your official transcript via electronic/digital service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse, OR having a PDF sent directly from the school or registrar is the preferred and best way to submit it to us. Although we will still accept mailed transcripts, please know that submitting your transcript digitally cuts down processing time, freeing up our staff to provide faster and better service to you. Also, be sure you have begun your scholarship application online before we receive your transcript, so that we have an application with which to match it. Submit official transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: 11-99 Scholarships or Bri Esquivel, Scholarship Manager. If you are truly unable to submit your official transcript digitally, you may mail to our office in a sealed, unopened envelope (3188 Airway Avenue, Suite C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626).
General Program Scholarships
Scholarship awards are given annually, and applicants must re-apply each year (not automatically renewed). Award amounts for the General program typically range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending upon funds available and number of applicants. Students may receive up to 5 years of funding, or 5 awards total. Applications are evaluated and scored during April and May, and award notifications are usually sent out the first week of June. Scholarship ceremonies are held throughout the State in July to celebrate and recognize scholarship recipients together with their families (TBA this year, depending on COVID-19 situation).
To be eligible for a CHP 11-99 Foundation scholarship, you must be the child of an active or retired, living CHP employee (uniformed and non-uniformed), and under the age of 30. Our scholarships are only for post-secondary educational programs – undergraduate college/university or trade school, so applicants must be graduated from high school by June of the current year to be eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.7 (cumulative) if you are attending or planning to attend a traditional college or university. If the official transcript we receive does not show at least a cumulative GPA of 2.7, your application will be denied. If you are attending or will attend a trade/technical school or program, this GPA requirement does not apply.
Sullivan Advanced Study Scholarships
Some students may be eligible and invited to apply for a Sullivan Advanced Study Scholarship, which is a larger dollar amount scholarship, typically ranging from $5,000-$20,000, depending upon funds available and number of qualified applicants every year. The Sullivan awards are given to an exclusive group of students each year who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and potential, as well as great financial need. A select group of applicants are invited to apply for a Sullivan award at the end of April, based upon their general application and info submitted to us. Sullivan applicants who are not selected for this award will be placed back into the general scholarship program for an award.
Fallen Hero Scholarships
Children of CHP Fallen Heroes may apply for funding if the eligibility requirements mentioned above are met, and may be awarded up to $100,000 in their lifetime for undergraduate & graduate school or trade school educational programs. Fallen Hero applicants do not need to be 30 years old or younger to be eligible for this scholarship opportunity.*
*Please note that applicants must submit an application to be considered for this scholarship opportunity and it is not an entitlement; therefore, there is no guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded. Further, scholars may be awarded up to $100,000 over the course of their qualifying educational endeavors but might not receive the full amount of $100,000. Awardees and award amounts are determined on an annual basis.
(Last updated 4.12.2021)
Questions? Please email email@example.com, allowing several business days for a response during the scholarship cycle (high volume of emails coming in).