NAWLEE is proud to offer several scholarships for the annual conference. The number of scholarships varies from year to year. Check back often for new scholarship opportunities.

For the 2015 Conference, the following scholarships are currently available.

Diane Skoog Honorary Scholarship


The Diane Skoog Honorary Scholarship will be awarded to a woman currently serving as Chief for her agency who is attending a NAWLEE conference for the first time. For more information about the Diane Skoog Scholarship, click here.

Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller Scholarship


The NAWLEE Ina Mae “TINY” Miller award is presented by the NAWLEE Board of Directors and sponsored by Ms. Miller’s family: daughter, Conni Eichler; her grandchildren Keri Eichler Pfuehler, Kelli Eichler Diaz, Shannon Miller and Che Miller to recognize a NAWLEE MEMBER for exceptional acts; not limited to acts of bravery or exemplary service to their department or community. This award will recognize an individual who exhibits the same dedication to leadership and the mission of NAWLEE. This recognition will acknowledge an individual in law enforcement in a non-executive position.

This act will have needed to occur within the dates of August 2013 and May 2015.

The nomination will include, at least one of the following criteria:
Act of Bravery and Heroism: The Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller Award recognizes an act of bravery and heroism that went above and beyond the call of duty. This would be an extraordinary act supported by documentation/video or other reliable source.

Motivation and Vision: The Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller Award recognizes an individual for providing an inspired vision within their department or community by taking on a difficult mission/project/community action. This could be demonstrated by influencing others to achieve an exceptionally difficult mission or improve the organization.

Initiative and Innovation: The Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated an initiative or innovation on their department and or related to the community they serve. The initiative or innovation would have marked improvement for the department or community; is measurable and supported documentation.

Evaluation of nominees will be reviewed by the NAWLEE Awards Committee and voted upon by June 15, 2015.

Nominations must be received by June 01, 2015. The Award will be presented at the NAWLEE Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, August 6-9, 2015.
The recipient of the award will receive:
• Provide airfare, hotel and conference registration not to exceed $1500.00.
• Arrangements will be made by NAWLEE Treasurer once funding is made available.

For more information about Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller, click here.

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