|Justice major Lena Illig.|
Photo courtesy of LEEP
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.