Each year the Martinez Police Officers' Assocation awards a scholarship, in memory of Officer Tarantino and Sgt. Starzyk, to a deserving college-bound senior that resides in Martinez.
The scholarship is intended to support students pursuing a career in the law enforcement field. The MPOA encourages all interested students to apply.
Applications can be downloaded from our web site, www.MartinezPOA.org by clicking on the scholarship cap on the charitable ventures page.
In addition to the form, please submit an essay of 300-400 words, describing why you are seeking this scholarship, your plans for college, and future career goals. Lastly, include a reference letter from a teacher or other school administrator, along with certified high school transcripts.
Please mail this material to:
Martinez Police Officers’ Association
Attn: Sgt. Dave Mathers
525 Henrietta St.
Martinez, CA 94553
The deadline for application is April 19, 2012, with the scholarship awarded at the Senior Scholarship/awards Night, Wednesday, May 30th.