Farmington Hills police charity awards new scholarships

The Farmington Hills Police Benevolent Association (FHPBA) has created a new scholarship program for the sons and daughters of public safety officers, through funds raised during its Annual Golf Classic.

The scholarship program will assist with tuition costs for children of public safety officers in Farmington, Farmington Hills, the Village of Franklin and Bingham Farms.

Former Police Chief Bill Dwyer, President and Co-Founder of FHPBA, stressed how important this program is for the families of police officers, firefighters and other public safety employees.

“These scholarships will assist families with tuition expenses, which we are all aware can be very costly,” stated Dwyer. “When it comes to the people who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, there is never enough we can do to express our appreciation to them, and to their families, for their service and sacrifice.”

Chief Dan Roberts, of the Franklin-Bingham Farms Police Department, said the program “will directly benefit many students as they begin their journey to obtain a college degree.”

“The scholarship applications received this year demonstrated that there are very bright and energetic sons and daughters of police officers and firefighters, and I certainly hope that the funding provided by the FHPBA will help them achieve their educational and career goals,” he said.

Recipients of the 2016 FHPBA Scholarship Program are:

  • Lauren Turner, Stevenson High School (Grand Valley State University)
  • Alicia Rodriguez, Waterford Mott High School (Saginaw Valley State University)
  • Joseph Roberts, Wylie E. Groves High School (Albion College)
  • John Kastran, Jr., Rochester High School (Oakland University)
  • Connor Roth, Livonia Churchill High School (Schoolcraft College)
  • Bradley Ciaramitaro, Sterling Heights High School (Oakland University)
  • Ryan Delp, Livonia Churchill High School (Schoolcraft College)
  • Daniel Nicholas, Hartland High School (Washtenaw Community College)
  • Veronica Koehn, Churchill Community High School (Oakland Community College)
  • Lauren Hughes, Royal Oak High School (Central Michigan University)

The FHPBA raises funds to assist public safety personnel, their families and members of the general public during times of death, illness or personal crisis. For more information, contact Dwyer at 248-417-7500 or P.O. Box 255 Farmington, Michigan 48332.

Press release