The New England PBA Scholarship Program is awarded to deserving students who have graduated from high school and have been accepted to a school of higher education. This includes any four-year University or College, any two-year Community College, any Vocational Technical College or any accredited secondary school of higher education, regardless of the course of study. However, NO scholarship shall be awarded for any Master’s Degree or Doctorate Degree Program.

Each of the Nine (9) winning applicants shall be awarded a one-time $500.00 dollar New England PBA Scholarship. These award winning college scholarships shall be made payable directly to the college students to be used for tuition, fees, housing, transportation, books or any other college related expense these students see fit. No previous award winner of a New England PBA Scholarship shall be deemed eligible for more than one scholarship within his/her college career. These scholarships are awarded annually by the New England Police Benevolent Association, Inc. at the FALL/WINTER Meeting of the New England PBA Executive Board. All winning applicants will be notified of the time, date and place and the award winning student or his/her member sponsor shall be required to attend.

The New England PBA Scholarship applications will made available on-line @ by Dec 6, 2019. The DEADLINE for filing all applications is January 31, 2020. ALL applications MUST be postmarked no later than January 31, 2020 or MUST be received in the NEPBA Headquarters on or before that date.


Andrew L. Ray was one of the original founding members of the New England PBA and was the 1st NEPBA Secretary-Treasurer of our organization. His commitment to the law enforcement community and the labor movement remains the cornerstone of our organization; his zeal for helping his fellow officers was only overshadowed by the pride he bestowed on this organization and his zest for life. His loss will never be replaced, nor will we ever forget his passion for this organization or the love for those he served.

The Andrew L. Ray Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) shall be awarded each year to ONE (1) deserving student who has graduated from high school and has been accepted to a school of higher education at an accredited four-year college or university and shall be pursuing a career in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Labor Relations or a related field of study.