It’s one of the most important scholarship funds around.
And one of the least known.
Several years ago, Dr. Joan Poster and her husband Dennis searched for a way to honor Westport police officers, for all they give the town.
Their idea: scholarships for local cops’ kids. Scholarships are also available to Staples High School graduates who major in criminal justice in college.
Officers Mark Pocius and Don Rice helped organize an annual golf tournament. They’ve worked tirelessly each year, rounding up contributions for it from area businesses.
But the Posters think Westport citizens should contribute too.
Right now, an anonymous Westporter is matching all donations, up to $10,000.
“It’s a way of thanking our wonderful police department, which protects our beautiful community,” they say. “This is for the children of all the men and women who put their lives on the line every working day.”
(To contribute, click here, or send a check for the “Westport PBA Scholarship Fund” to: Westport PBA, 50 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880. For more information, call Dr. Poster: 203-259-3647.)