Scholarship Fundraiser

Scholarship Fundraiser DuWayne is raising money for MINNESOTA LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORER ASSOCIATION.

Scholarship Fundraiser

We are looking for donations to scholarships that are associated with the Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association.


Scholarship sponsored by MLEEA

Scholarships are awarded to explorer posts that place in the Academic and Practical Exercises at our State Conference.  This money is held in trust by the Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association.  Each post may award a scholarship to any explorer who is enrolled in a Law Enforcement college program.


Shawn Silvera Memorial Scholarship

On September 6, 2005, Lino Lakes Police Officer Shawn B. Silvera was killed in the line of duty while assisting in a high-speed chase on Minnesota Interstate Highway 35W. Officer Silvera was struck by the suspect’s car after deploying stop-sticks. He died serving his community; displaying actions that typify what the thin blue line of law enforcement stands for – the threshold between order and chaos. Officer Silvera made the SUPREME SACRIFICE.

While Officer Silvera’s death was both sudden and tragic, his philosophy of living has inspired many to reexamine the value of life and the significant IMPORTANCE OF TODAY.

Officer Silvera was a man of integrity, striving to live a life that could make a difference. He savored life in the present moment. He IMAGINED GREAT THINGS and made it a reality to ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS.

Nick Turcotte Memorial Scholarship

SGT Nicholas Turcotte was killed on Dec. 4, 2006, while on convoy in Iraq. He was serving a tour of duty with the Red Bull Division. During his time with the Red Bulls Nick became known as a soldier’s soldier, advancing quickly and becoming an example of what it takes to be a great soldier to all those around him.

He was finishing his first degree in law enforcement in October, 2005, when it was interrupted by the call up of his Red Bulls unit for advanced training and deployment to Iraq. He planned on completing that degree upon his return to Maple Grove and pursuing a position in law enforcement while he continued advanced studies in law enforcement.

During his studies, Nick was very interested in his ethics class and made such an impression on his ethics instructor that even over a year after his death, that teacher thought of Nick each time he taught the class. Ethics, and integrity, would have been a good description of the way Nick approached his army experience as well.

Please let us know which scholarship account you would like your donation credited to, if you do not we will apply to the MLEEA scholarship.

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