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Dupler Brothers Scholarship Fund

This fund is managed by the Licking County Foundation and was established by Margery Dupler to honor her husband, Philip and his brothers, Edgar and George.  The brothers served as policemen in the City of Newark for more than 75 years total.  Licking County high school seniors planning a career and current OSUN/COTC students currently enrolled in law enforcement are eligible to apply.

Last year FOP Lodge #127 raised over $1,000.00 to donate to this fund through the Battle of the Heroes Charity Softball Tournament.  We encourage everyone to consider giving to this worthwhile fund, whether it is $10 or $5,000, please donate.  Your donations are tax deductible.  send your donations to:  Licking County Foundation, PO Box 4212, Newark, OH  43058. c/o Dupler Brothers Scholarship Fund.

Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program

F.O.P. National President Chuck Canterbury announced today the addition of the Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program website to the Grand Lodge homepage (http://www.grandlodgefop.org).

The site provides an overview of the program, a frequently asked questions (FAQS) section and all the materials needed to apply for the scholarship.   The site is extremely user-friendly and eligible spouses are able to apply and submit their application online.  F.O.P. Grant Liaisons are encouraged to direct eligible spouses to the new website in addition to sending them the application materials through the mail.

"We are very pleased to have the website up and running," Canterbury aid.  "it's one more resource that can be used to inform survivors about this scholarship and enable them to take advantage of the career opportunities it offers."

The Steve Young Memorial Scholarship Program was created by a partnership between the U.S. Department of Labor and the Fraternal Order of Police as a means of assisting spouses of police officers killed in the line of duty between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2006.  The scholarship will help these spouses to obtain the skills needed to successfully support themselves and their children.

The total amount of the grant is $2 million, distributed over four years at $500,00 per year.  Scholarship funds can be used to pay for education programs, job training, and career counseling services.  Recipients can use the money to learn new skills, upgrade current skills sets or pursue and complete a college degree.

"While this program cannot erase the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one, it will help to lessen the financial burdens with which these families must content," Canterbury said.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement organization in the United States, with more than 312,000 members.

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