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Scholarship Information

In 2009, the PPA began offering scholarships to college-bound seniors and college students. The association now awards annually two $2,500 scholarships. These two scholarships are set aside for members in memory of two Plano police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The scholarships are named for Officer Dayle Weston Hardy (EOW July 7, 2007) and Officer Green W. Rye (EOW February 28, 1920). They are available for application in late spring through the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.

For 2020, the Scholarship Award Winners are:

  • Matt Wilson

For 2019, the Scholarship Award Winners are:

  • Mikayla Haynes – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Amari Smith – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship
  • Rachel Nors – PPA Scholarship
  • David Tallant, Jr. – PPA Scholarship

For 2018, the Scholarship Award Winners are:

  • Caroline Muller – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Bethany Nors – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship
  • Mikayla Haynes – PPA Scholarship
  • Madison Kranz – PPA Scholarship

2017 Scholarship Winners

  • Gabrielle Vidmar – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Mikayla Haynes – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship
  • Crystal James – PPA Scholarship
  • Lizbeth Zamora – PPA Scholarship

2016 Scholarship Winners

  • Celeste Martinez – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Crystal James – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship
  • Kathryn Hwusinkvold – PPA Scholarship

2015 Scholarship Winners

  • Kaitlin Stewart – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Payton Cavin – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship
  • Crystal James – PPA Scholarship
  • Terrance Alexander – PPA Scholarship

2014 Scholarship Winners

  • Samuel Huang – PPA Scholarship
  • Edward A. Aldous – Public Safety Scholarship
  • Kaitlin Stewart – Green Rye Memorial Scholarship
  • Jonathan P. Martinez – Wes Hardy Memorial Scholarship

2013 Scholarship Winners

  • Daniel Rosenfield - PPA Scholarship
  • Kimberly Yu - PPA Scholarship
  • Joshua Stewart - Rye Scholarship
  • Carleen Garcia - Hardy Scholarship

2012 Scholarship Winners

  • Amy Chyao - PPA Scholarship
  • Jewells Santos - PPA Scholarship
  • Kaitlin Stewart - Rye Scholarship
  • Joshua Stewart Hardy Scholarship

2011 Scholarship Winners

  • Brielle Brennan - PPA Scholarship
  • Jacob Britton - PPA Scholarship
  • Tyler Casey - Rye Scholarship
  • Joshua Stewart - Hardy Scholarship

2010 Scholarship Winners

  • Ashton Doeringsfield - PPA Scholarship
  • Arianna Swanson - Law Enforcement Scholarship
  • Steffanie Palmisano - Rye Scholarship
  • Joshua Stewart - Hardy Scholarship

Since 2021, PPA scholarships are overseen and awarded by the Plano Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.