Scholarships are awarded to the dependent children of active Gwinnett County Police Department employees on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, volunteer services and financial need. They are designed to reward, encourage and assist students pursuing academic excellence and leadership. Awarded scholarships do not need to be repaid, but must be used for tuition, books, supplies or fees associated with a course. Currently, the Gwinnett County Police Foundation provides funding for five (5) scholarship awards each year in the amount of $1,000 each.
Bailey Nichols, graduate of Archer High School. Bailey will attend Georgia Gwinnett and is the daughter of Administrative Service Associate-II, Maria Nichols.
Rebecca Pettit, graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. 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. 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. Stephanie will be attending the Georgia Gwinnett College and is the daughter of Sergeant, John Bussell.
Sage Shaw, graduate of Norcross High School. Sage will be attending the Georgia Southern University and is the son of Major Steve Shaw.
Jackson Smolarsky, graduate of Dacula High School. Jackson will be attending the Georgia College & State University and is the son of Corporal Ken Smolarsky.