2019-2020 Scholarship Programs

The Border Patrol Foundation Scholars program provides assistance to the children of active duty and retired Border Patrol Agents, USBP support personnel, and active participants in the Border Patrol Explorer program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America.


Eligible applicants shall have graduated or be graduating from high school (or its equivalent) within 12-months of application. Applications from those who have previously applied and not received a scholarship will be accepted if they meet the 12-month eligibility requirement.


Determinations for scholarship awards will be made on the basis of merit—the number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funding available and the number of qualified applicants. The application will be reviewed and forwarded to a panel of three (3) or more qualified volunteers who will review the applications and select the scholarship recipients.


Essays of 400-600 words must be written by the applicant and will become the property of the Border Patrol Foundation and may be published on the BPF website.  Scholarship awards are distributed prior to the immediate fall semester for enrolled full-time student awardees and sent directly to the accredited trade school, college, or university. Awards will be announced prior to May 31, 2020.


Online applications must be submitted no later than midnight EST on March 1, 2020. 


Please help us keep your personal information secure by blacking out your social security number if it appears on your transcripts. 


Border Patrol Foundation
P.O. Box 15851

Arlington, VA 22215-0851

(520) 705-1053

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