Wednesday, August 14, 2013

UAA Justice major is first student to receive Law Enforcement Education Program scholarship 2 years in a row

Justice major Lena Illig.
Photo courtesy of LEEP
Justice major Lena Illig is the first person to receive a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) college scholarship two years in a row.  She is featured in an Anchorage Daily News article published online August 1 and in the August 5 UAA electronic newsletter, Green & Gold Digest.

Lena's goal is to become an Alaska State Trooper. This year, she is one of 21 top students awarded the scholarship by LEEP's professional public safety officers. The LEEP scholarship is presented to students interested in pursuing a career in public safety and all of its related fields — law enforcement, police-fire dispatch, corrections officer, firefighting or emergency medical technicians (EMT).

The Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to public safety research and education with a focus on child safety. LEEP was founded in 1997 and expanded nationally in 2004 to reach children and teens throughout the country.