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The Miami County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 72, is proud to have given out $1500 in scholarship money to assist local high school graduates and continuing college students with their college tuitions. This annual scholarship is funded by money raised from our various fundraisers throughout the year, as well as donations received through our vehicle unlock assistance.

Our Scholarship Committee reviews applications and judges them on a list of criteria including their high school performance, career goals, and how their career path will help give back to other members of our community.

This year’s winners are Peru HS graduate Maegan Sinkovics, North Miami HS graduate Ashley Lackman, and Wabash HS graduate Abby Vinopal. Maegan and Abby will be attending Indiana University Kokomo, while Ashley will be attending the University of Evansville.

We had a tough time deciding on winners this year due to a larger than normal applicant pool. All of our applicants were highly intelligent young adults with remarkable high school records. We at the Miami County FOP Lodge 72 thank every applicant for the time and effort put into their applications and wish every student the best of luck in their future endeavors.