The Captain Kennis Rashad Harrell Public Safety Scholarship was established in 2019. Captain Harrell spent 15 years in Public Safety as a Fire Fighter and EMT in Dekalb County. His passion and love for helping others was his reason for getting up to do the job. He strived to save lives and make a difference in his community every day. In his loving memory, our goal is to financially assist others in pursuing a career in Public Safety (Fire Fighter, EMT, 911 Operator, and Police Officer).
- High School Diploma or GED.
- GPA 2.5 or higher.
- Pursuing a degree or certification in Public Safety in Georgia (ex: Fire Fighter, EMT/Paramedic, 911 Operator, Police Officer, Correction Officer, Deputy Sheriff, State Trooper)
- Applicant must enroll as a student at an accredited College, Technical School, Georgia POST Training Center, Georgia Fire Academy, or EMT/Paramedic Training Facility.
- Write an essay with a maximum of 250 words per question, typed, and double-spaced on each of the following topics:
- Why do you want to go into the field of Public Safety?
- What event or person has made you want to enter the field of Public Safety?
- How do you see a degree or certification in this field making a positive social change and/or change society?
- What current events have kept your interest in pursuing a degree in Public Safety?
- Once you’ve completed your degree or certification in Public Safety, how would you use it to build a better relationship between your community and law enforcement?
Scholarship Award: $1,000.00