Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund
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  • S.A.F.E. Scholarship Fund

    The Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment (SAFE) Fund, which provides financial assistance to the families of public safety officers who lose their lives in the performance of their duties, is announcing revisions/additions to its annual academic scholarship.  The amount of the scholarship has been increased this year to $5,000 (updated 3-17-16) and two (2) scholarships will be awarded.  One will go to a high school senior and one will go to a college student or college level trade/vocational student. Winners will be notified and required to attend or send a representative to the Larry Stewart/SAFE Memorial Golf Classic on May 18, 2015 to be recognized and receive a certificate.  Arrangements will be made to deposit scholarship money in the winner’s college/trade or vocational account at the beginning of the academic year. 

    When Ed Wynn suddenly passed away in 1997 his family wanted to remember him in a positive and fun way, as well as helping others.  His famous saying was “Let’s get together and laugh”.  The Ed Wynn Memorial Scholarship Fund, which to date has awarded over $40,000 in financial assistance, was set up to provide an annual scholarship to individuals who want to pursue a college education.  In 2008 the Ed Wynn Memorial Scholarship Fund became a Lifetime Member of SAFE and became known as the Ed Wynn/SAFE Memorial Scholarship Fund.

    The Ed Wynn/SAFE Memorial Scholarship Fund relies on donations from the Annual Larry Stewart SAFE Memorial Golf Classic. Cash, in-kind-donations and door prizes from businesses and individuals make the Golf Classic and Scholarship Fund possible.

    To be eligible for the Ed Wynn/SAFE Memorial Scholarship, the student must:

    -Be a high school senior or college, trade or vocational school student.

    -Have a current or last recorded GPA of 2.0 or higher.

    -Be of good character with no criminal background

    -Be a dependent of or under the legal guardianship of an active public safety officer (police officer, fire fighter or EMT/paramedic employed in the geographic area covered by SAFE (Cass, Clay, Platte and Jackson counties in Missouri and Douglas, Johnson, Miami, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties in Kansas).


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