Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the association awards three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships to dependents of our membership.  An application is available for download and must be submitted by May 15th of each year to be eligible for consideration.  A committee reviews all applications and awards the top three applicants during the annual summer conference.  

MLEOA will be adding a new scholarship opportunity this year! This scholarship will be focused on an individual that is interested in a career in law enforcement. The recipient will receive a $1,000.00 dollar scholarship. The recipient will be decided based on their willingness to serve their community and leadership qualities.



As law enforcement officers we understand that during our careers we will make many sacrifices to help our communities on a daily basis.

One of those sacrifices is the time spent away from our families and that is a sacrifice that is made not only by us as officers and deputies, but by our families as well, who wait anxiously for our return while we are gone.

This is one reason why it is so important to us on the MLEOA Board to award these scholarships at our banquet every year. Each time we award these scholarships, it reminds us of how precious little time that we have with our children as they are growing up.  The scholarships that we award also give us the opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication that these bright young adults have put in. These fundamentals are just a few of the building blocks that will be the foundation for their continued success in life.

Our first scholarship to be awarded is the Robbie Maxwell Memorial Scholarship.  The recipient of this award is Rhyan Plumlee.  Ryan is a graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg. She graduated with a 4.08 GPA and scored a 32 on her A.C.T.

During her time at Oak Grove High School, she was elected to the special needs drama performance planning committee, the chess club vice president, the community veterans celebration committee, senior homecoming maid, and the varsity volleyball captain.  Rhyan was a member of the cheerleading team, the Beta Club, the National Honor Society, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Rhyan also volunteered as a peer tutor, a graduation usher, an oak grove public library aid, and also with the Awana Children’s Ministry.  Rhyan plans to attend the University of Alabama where she will study biology and medicine so that she can treat health related disorders.

The next scholarship awarded was the Bill Martin Memorial Scholarship.  The recipient of this award was Katelyn Sumner.

Katelyn is a graduate of Saltillo High School. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA and scored a 27 on her A.C.T.

During her time at Saltillo High School Katelynn has volunteered with the Lee County DARE program by assisting with summer camps and also with the meals on wheels program.  Katelynn has assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office serving as a team leader and mentor for students in numerous summer day camps for students enrolled in second through ninth grade.  Katelynn plans to study psychology in college so that she can pursue a career that will enable her to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.

The final scholarship awarded was the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Association Academic Award

The recipient of the scholarship was Victoria Miller.  Victoria is a graduate of Oak Grove High School.  She graduated with a 93.13 GPA and scored a 23 on her A.C.T.

Victoria has volunteered with spirit girls, zoo boo, and law enforcement appreciation dinners.  She was a member of the Beta Club, First Priority, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Victoria also was a member of the all “A” and the all “A’s”and “B’s” honor roll and the pride of Oak Grove.  Victoria plans to attend the University of Southern Mississippi and study nursing so that she can help in a cardiac care unit.




Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Association

P.O. Box 534

Southaven, MS 38671



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