The Gwinnett County Police Foundation is nonprofit charitable organization comprised of civic leaders from the community whose primary purpose is to provide charitable and educational services to members of the law enforcement, their families and the community they serve.
The scholarships are awarded annually to the dependent children of active Gwinnett County Police Department employees and are designed to reward, encourage and assist students pursuing academic excellence and leadership.
“Our ability to award these scholarships to such deserving young people is a true honor and a reflection of the great community we live in.” states Raymer Sale, Board Chair of the Police Foundation.
The 2019 scholarship award recipients include:
Bailey Nichols, graduate of Archer High School and recipient of the Officer Jerry Everett Memorial Scholarship. Bailey will attend Georgia Gwinnett and is the daughter of Administrative Service Associate-II Maria Nichols.
Rebecca Pettit, graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and recipient of the Officer Ralph Davis Memorial Scholarship. Rebecca will be attending the University of North Georgia and is the daughter of Communications Training Officer Luanne Pettit.
James Laye, graduate of Mill Creek High School and recipient the Officer Jesse Gravitt Memorial Scholarship. James will be attending the University of North Georgia and is the son of Master Police Officer Albert Miller.
Stephanie Bussell, graduate of Dacula High School and recipient of the Officer Chris Magill Memorial Scholarship. Stephanie will be attending the Georgia Gwinnett College and is the daughter of Sergeant John Bussell.
Sage Shaw, graduate of Norcross High School and recipient of the Officer Antwan Toney Memorial Scholarship. Sage will be attending the Georgia Southern University and is the son of Major Steve Shaw.
Jackson Smolarsky, graduate of Dacula High School and recipient of the Corporal Mike Duncan Education Scholarship. Jackson will be attending the Georgia College & State University and is the son of Corporal Ken Smolarsky.
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