Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Before completing the application, review the requirements to ensure you are eligible for this scholarship.  There are four separate $1,000 scholarships awarded each year.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you MUST be an Active Member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Lodge Of The Fraternal Order of Police, North Carolina Number Nine Inc (hereinafter referred to as FOP Lodge #9) or the immediate family member of someone who is.  For the purpose of this application, immediate family members include spouses, children, siblings,  & grandchildren.  (Step-children of FOP Lodge #9 members are eligible, no other step-equivalent will be considered).


If you meet these requirements, the following criteria must be met:

1. The applicant or sponsoring member of any applicant must be an active member of FOP Lodge #9 in good standing as outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws of this Order.

2. The applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and studying in a degree program (associates, bachelors, masters, doctorate).  Certificate-based studies are ineligible. 

3. A "Letter of Acceptance", or other proof of enrollment from the college the applicant is, or will be, attending must be submitted with the application.  "Other proof" could be the course schedule for current or future classes, a letter confirming enrollment on the school's official letterhead, etc.

4. If the Applicant is being sponsored by a member, verification will be made to confirm the relationship listed in the application. 

5. All applications MUST be submitted before February 1st of each year.  All applications submitted on, or after, February 1st will not be considered for that year.

6. Recipients of each scholarship will be determined by a lottery drawing at the March membership meeting.  Drawings will be broken down into two categories, "Members" and "Immediate Family".  Two drawings from each category will be held.

7. The application process begins on July 1st of each year and closes January 31st of the following year.  Any applications received before or after these dates will not be considered and must be resubmitted between the dates above.

8. If you were previously awarded a scholarship by FOP Lodge #9, you are ineligible. 


9. Scholarships that are awarded will be paid to the school of attendance, not directly to the applicant.  Please ensure that you have the contact information for your school's financial advisor available before submitting your application.  Payments will not be made directly to the applicant student.    

If you have questions about eligibility or anything else, email the lodge at