2022 Police Academy Scholarship

Bridge The Gap is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build positive relationships between law enforcement and the community in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Three years after its 2015 inception, Bridge The Gap had an opportunity to provide something extraordinary to local individuals. In 2018, Bridge The Gap was able to provide two local individuals with partial police academy sponsorships. In 2020, Bridge The Gap fully sponsored two individuals to the police academy—including secured employment.

This year, Bridge The Gap would like to sponsor several individuals to the 2022 Police Academy.

All applicants that are chosen will attend the Delta College Police Academy in August 2022 and be a part of the 110th police academy class! The Police Academy is a 17-week training program approved by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). Cadets completing the academy and passing the MCOLES State Examination are eligible for certification as law enforcement officers in Michigan. Through assistance from Bridge The Gap, applicants may have the opportunity for secured employment during and/or after the Police Academy.


  • High School Graduate/GED
  • Resides in the Great Lakes Bay Region for more than 3 years
  • Have the ability to read/write
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • No current pending criminal charges
  • Be in accord with Bridge The Gap's mission of building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community
  • Be willing and able to sign a commitment of employment contract stating they will remain employed in the Great Lakes Bay Region for a minimum of 3 years

Bridge The Gap looks forward to supporting individuals who carry the same passion and commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion within law enforcement as it does, in addition to building positive relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Below you will find a link to the Bridge The Gap Police Academy Sponsorship Application. Please print, fill out and return by email to info@webridgethegap.net, or mail to 4580 State St. #132, Saginaw, MI 48603.

Applications due by Friday, April 15, 2022 at 11:59pm.

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