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First Relgalf Scholar Shares Experience with Alma Mater

April 23, 2013

Filed Under: Awards, Students

“I would absolutely recommend the Relgalf Scholarship program to other students. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that helped me achieve my goals in life, and it is something that I know can help others to do the same thing.” – Corey Casey

The FSU College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is thrilled to introduce Corey Casey, the College’s first Florida State University Relgalf Scholar. The Relgalf Charitable Foundation provides four years of full tuition and living expenses for undergraduate students who are interested in becoming a police officer in a small department.

One of the many benefits of becoming a Relgalf Scholar is assistance from the College in securing summer internships with small, large and foreign police departments. This opportunity in particular, said Corey, “helped me to better understand … procedures used by the Rockledge Police Department,” where he is now employed.

Another benefit of receiving the award is its prestige. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree, Corey was able to share his award and what it represented to those with whom he interviewed. This award-winning combination, says Corey, “led to me receiving a job with the Rockledge Police Department.”

If your small police department is interested in participating in the program, contact us at 850-644-4050 or visit www.criminology.fsu.edu for more information on recruiting a high school senior or urging a current officer to apply for the scholarship. Upon completion of the program, the graduate would return to contribute new ideas and research to the development of the police department.