Can college graduate students apply for the scholarship? Only High School and Undergraduate students may apply.
When are students notified that they have been selected to receive an award? Trustees normally vote on new candidate awards just after the application period closes. Letters will be mailed only to award winners at that time and award winners will be posted on this website shortly thereafter. A special presentation will be made to the winner at the PSC Summer Showdown - National Competitive Training Conference in July.
Will applicants receive confirmation of their complete application? Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about receipt of your application or award status.
When are award checks mailed? Winners will be notified by letter immediately upon having been selected by the Board of Trustees and encouraged to attend the Summer Showdown - National Competitive Training Conference for a special presentation. The Award Check will be determined by the Board upon receipt of evidence of qualified expenses.
How do I contact The James E. Breining Scholarship Foundation? The James E. Breining Scholarship Award 1201 Wall Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
Who are the trustees of The James E. Breining Scholarship Foundation?
All of the trustees of The James E. Breining Scholarship Foundation have had their lives impacted by Lt. James E. Breining directly.
President - Barbara Breining - Widow of James E. Breining - Surrogate mother to hundreds of Explorers
Vice President - Brett Morrison - DMPD Explorer 1973-1979, Explorer Assistant Chief - Owner, Global Security Solutions LLC - Former Senior Director, Global Operations, International Asset Protection & Security, WalMart Stores, Bentonville, Arkansas.
2nd Vice President - Robert Tompkins - DMPD Explorer 1972-1977, Explorer Chief and 5th National Youth Representative - Senior Vice President One West Bank (Retired) - Director, Public Safety Cadets Treasurer - Drew Burham - DMPD Explorer Advisor 1970-1987 - Assistant Director, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (Retired) - Captain, Des Moines Police Department (Retired)
Secretary - Todd Sieleman - DMPD Explorer 1974-1977, Explorer Lieutenant - Senior Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force (Retired) - Assistant Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Office
How can I donate to The James E. Breining Scholarship Foundation?
Our donors make this scholarship possible and we would like to honor them for their sacrifice. We understand that there are many charities worthy of their donations and we want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their support of our efforts toward building tomorrow’s law enforcement officers of character.
Mail donations to The James E. Breining Foundation, 1201 Wall Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50315. A receipt will be promptly returned.
100% of contributions go to the scholarship recipients. The entire cost of administration is paid by the board who are rewarded to see Lt. James E. ‘Jim’ Breining’s ideals of quality law enforcement officers live on. The board receives no financial compensation for their work.
The Lt. James E. 'Jim' Breining Scholarship Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charity.