Free money!

Who doesn’t want free money, especially when it helps towards a college education? Well, TDCAA’s Investigators Section awards two scholarships every year to children of current TDCAA members. And the Investigator Board recently increased them from $750 to $1,000 each.
    Our scholarship program was initiated in 2002 by the Investigator Section Board of Directors with the objective of encouraging our future through the support of our present. The first scholarship is awarded at the TDCAA Investigator School every February and is open only to the children of members of the Investigator Section. The second scholarship is awarded at the TDCAA Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update in September and is open to the children of all TDCAA members. These scholarships are funded by you, TDCAA members, through sales of TDCAA merchandise at both conferences and by a silent auction during Investigator School.
    Scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement; school, civic, and community activities; and a written essay on topics that frequently change. All awards are final and are contingent on the availability of funds. Awards are paid to the recipient or registrar (or equivalent) of the recipient’s school. Past recipients are not eligible.
    The winner of the February 2015 scholarship was Brittni Franklin, who attends Texas A&M University. Her mother is Investigator Kim Franklin with the Montgomery County DA’s Office. The winner of the September 2015 scholarship was Delaney Neal, who attends Sam Houston State University. Her father is Investigator Rodney Neal with the Collin County Criminal DA’s Office.
    Completed applications must be postmarked by December 1 for the award given in February and by July 1 for the award given in September. More information on eligibility and the application process can be found below. Please note that the application below was updated in April 2016; use this form for all applications after this date.