Scholarships Update

Morgan Hill Scholarship
We had the pleasure of hosting Janet and Barry Hill at the Police Legacy offices, and hearing in person about the very deserving recipients of this annual scholarship. The young Police Legatees – this year Ainsley Baker, Phillip Powell, and Olympia Plummer – each received an iPad to assist them in their education.

Sean Burns Scholarship
This annual scholarship of $500-1,000 is provided through the Burns family, in memory of retired police officer Sean Burns who died in 2012. The scholarships fund young Police Legatees who are excelling in their chosen sport, or are studying sports, exercise, or nutrition, at a tertiary level. This year’s recipients were Thomas Chell, Charli Jones, Reese Young, Elli Steel and Luke Steel. Applications accepted in July each year; applications forms are on the Resources page of our website.

Tom Galvin Memorial Grant
Through money donated by Kimberley Galvin, in memory of Sergeant Tom Galvin, this annual grant will provide $5,000 to NSW Police Legatee families who would benefit from financial assistance in difficult times. In order to be eligible for consideration, potential recipients will either: NSW Police Legatees; Serving and former members of the NSW Police Force and their families*; Special Constables; or Parents of deceased NSW Police Officers. (*A NSW Police Officer dismissed or removed under Section 181D of the Police Act NSW 1990 is not eligible). Contact the office for further details.

Bill Crews Scholarship
Awarded to a probationary constable once they have completed their first year, this annual award is worth $6,000, and serves as a memorial to Detective Constable William ‘Bill’ Crews. This scholarship is provided through the generosity of the Crews family. Applications close 30 November each year, and forms can be downloaded from the Resources page of our website.