Current students or graduates of Allan Hancock College preparing for a career in investigative law enforcement may be eligible to apply for the Edwin O’Neill Law Enforcement Scholarship, a $10,000 scholarship, payable over two years, offered by the Allan Hancock College Foundation.
O’Neill was a pioneer in methods of scientific detection in law enforcement in the 1930s and a longtime professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The annual scholarship, which was established by O’Neill as a legacy from his estate, will be disbursed to the selected recipient over two years.
Those who apply for the scholarship must meet the following qualifications:
- Current student and planning to petition for graduation in spring 2012, or a graduate of Allan Hancock College with an A.S. or A.A. degree
- Applying and being accepted to a four-year college for fall 2012, or be enrolled in a bachelor degree program in law enforcement
- Preparing for a career in one of the investigative branches of law enforcement
- Working for county, state or federal government (examples of appropriate degrees: B.S./B.A. in criminal justice, forensic science, criminology, law enforcement or a similar program)
As designated by the bequest, those applying to or enrolled in B.A. programs in sociology, corrections, probation, parole or non-investigative law enforcement work are not eligible.
Applications for the O’Neill scholarship are now available at the Allan Hancock College Foundation, 936 S. College Dr. in Santa Maria. The deadline to submit a completed application is March 30, 2012.
Any questions should be directed to the foundation at (805) 925-2004 or toll free 1-866-DIAL AHC (342-5242) ext. 3647.