Police officers in the city of Dearborn will have the opportunity to further their education at a reduced cost thanks to a new scholarship program at UM-Dearborn

August 3, 2009

Celebrating the new partnership between UM-Dearborn and the Dearborn Police Department are (from left, front row, seated) Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad; UM-Dearborn Chancellor Daniel Little; and Lt. Mark Tobias, Lieutenants & Sergeants union president. From left, back row, standing: Kate Davy, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UM-Dearborn; Katie Anderson-Levitt, dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at UM-Dearborn; Cpl. Gregg Allgeier, union president of Police Officers Association of Dearborn; and Associate Prof. Kevin Early, director of UM-Dearborn's Criminal Justice Studies Program.

DEARBORN / Aug. 3, 2009---Police officers in the city of Dearborn will have the opportunity to further their education at a reduced cost thanks to a new scholarship program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The partnership between the university and the Dearborn Police Department seeks to expand community ties, facilitate academic access and promote higher education opportunities for police department employees.

"We're pleased to be working with the University of Michigan-Dearborn to encourage our officers to pursue excellent educational opportunities that ultimately strengthen our department and benefit our residents," said Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad.

Officers who wish to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees at UM-Dearborn will be eligible for a special scholarship that will provide a credit for 20 percent of their tuition costs and fees each semester.

Prospective students may be admitted to any undergraduate or graduate program the university offers as long as the programís admission and eligibility criteria are met.  UM-Dearbornís 20 percent tuition credit will work in conjunction with the Dearborn Police Departmentís tuition reimbursement program.   

"We are delighted to partner with the Dearborn Police Department to provide their officers with an opportunity to earn bachelor's and master's degrees at UM-Dearborn,Ē said Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, dean of the campusís College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters.  ďThis partnership demonstrates the city's strong commitment to community policing, and will benefit everyone living and working in Dearborn.  It's a great way for UM-Dearborn to continue making this a great metropolitan environment."

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