Scholarship Information - We regret to announce that current conditions make us unable to fund scholarships for 2021.  We are hopeful that as conditions improve, we will be able to reinstate the program in future years.

NYSDA offers the following scholarships:

Deputy Kurt Wyman Memorial Scholarship (Oneida County Residents Only)

Deputy Kevin Tarsia Memorial Scholarship (Broome County Residents Only)

Deputy Glenn Searles Memorial Scholarship (Onondaga County Residents Only)

Thomas Krajci Memorial Scholarship (Any New York State Resident)

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Deputy Kurt Wyman Memorial Scholarship
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Established in memory of Oneida County Deputy Kurt Wyman, who was killed in the line of duty.  The scholarship is valued at $500.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Oneida County resident

  • Be a graduating high school senior

  • Be pursuing a degree in a criminal justice field

  • Submit an application and transcript no later than May 1

Deputy Kevin Tarsia Memorial Scholarship
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Established in memory of Broome County Deputy Kevin Tarsia, who was killed in the line of duty.  The scholarship is valued at $500.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Broome County resident

  • Be a graduating high school senior

  • Be pursuing a degree in a criminal justice field

  • Submit an application and transcript no later than May 1

Deputy Glenn Searles Memorial Scholarship
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Established in memory of Onondaga County Deputy Glenn Searles, who was killed in the line of duty.  The scholarship is valued at $500.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Onondaga County resident

  • Be a graduating high school senior

  • Be pursuing a degree in a criminal justice field

  • Submit an application and transcript no later than May 1

Thomas J. Krajci Memorial Scholarship 
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Established in memory of Tom Krajci, NYSDA's first Executive Director, who passed away unexpectedly in 2008.  The scholarship is valued at $500.

Applicants must:

  • Be a New York State resident

  • Be a graduating high school senior

  • Be pursuing a degree in a criminal justice or labor relations field

  • Submit an application and transcript no later than May 1