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Nelson Hollar Memorial Scholarship Program


Circa 1993-94, brought the initial scholarship initiative to NC FOP Lodge 10. From its simple beginning, it has grown and developed into a highly successful program.


The first fund raising campaign in support of the program was a golf tournament that was held at the Lakewood Golf Club in Statesville. The event was held in honor, and in the memory of Statesville PD’s first K-9 officer, Nelson Hollar, who had passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.


Because of its growing success, in 2001-02, a committee was formed to refine and administer the program, as we see it today. New criteria was established to give the opportunity for a wider recipient base. Virtually all members of the lodge and their families are given priority. In addition, all seniors at our local high schools are encouraged to participate in the selection process.



FOP Scholarship Application

Note: The deadline for submission is April 15th.

The Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Fund has been established by the Iredell Co. Lodge 10 Fraternal Order of Police. It is our aim to encourage young people to pursue a higher education in the career of their choice.

Criteria for Scholarship Recipients:

  1. Graduating high school seniors have precedence over all other candidates.

  2. All candidates either must be, or have a relative who is, a member of Iredell Co. Lodge 10 Fraternal Order of Police.

  3. Candidates must demonstrate their need for financial assistance. Applicants not having received other financial assistance will take precedence.

  4. Candidates must be enrolled in, accepted by, or already a student in an accredited college, university or technical school.

  5. Candidates may not be convicted of or be charged with any serious misdemeanors, felonies or be under investigation for any illegal acts.

  6. Candidates can reapply each year throughout their training, but freshmen candidates take precedence.

  7. All applications must be submitted no later than April 15th.

The Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship applicants must petition the Scholarship Committee in the following manner:

  1. Attach a transcript of most recent school records.

  2. Present one (1) letter of recommendation from a school official and one (1) letter of recommendation from another individual who can comment on the applicant’s character and financial need.

  3. Present a criminal history from the Clerk’s Office of all counties of residence since age 16.

  4. Present a recommendation letter from a member of the Iredell Co. Lodge #10 Fraternal Order of Police.

  5. Include a 250-word essay on “What Higher Education Means to Me”.

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