The CPAFI offers scholarships to current Indiana Department of Correction employees and contract staff, along with dependent members of their household. If you, your children, dependents, or spouse are currently attending school or plan on enrolling in an undergraduate, graduate, technical, or vocational program, this scholarship opportunity is for you!

Scholarship Award Winners

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A Round of Applause for our 2024 Spring Scholarship Winners

Comissioner's Scholarship - Nyah Vululleh - COA/ICI Plainfield
Eugene Lasco Scholarship - Darrell Draper - ISP
Rose Vaisvilas Scholarship - Jocelyn Schmidt - IR
Supplies Scholarship - Javin Beatty - IR
Supplies Scholarship - Blarie Jones - COA
Supplies Scholarship - Taiwo Akindele - IWP
Supplies Scholarship - Paige Dombrowski (Reeves) - WCC
Supplies Scholarship - Maishaun Hayes - PD8
Part Time Scholarship - Dakari Parish-Baker - COA
Part Time Scholarship - Emily Stafford - CIF
Part Time Scholarship - Torrence Farmer - IYC
Part Time Scholarship - Christine Buchler - JCU

Money for College

CPAFI Scholarship Opportunities

Thank you to all who applied! We have closed our fall scholarship applications. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming spring scholarship opportunities.

Available Scholarships

NOTE: With respect to two of the Spring 2024 supplies scholarships, students who do not meet one or more of the general prerequisites of the other CPAFI scholarships are free to apply and compete for "Special Circumstances" scholarship. When applying for a Special Circumstances scholarship, check the box on the application indicating you are applying for a "Supplies Scholarship" then, as part of your written "Personal Statement" (Section 5 of the application), indicate that you are applying for a "Special Circumstances" scholarship and include within this statement the unique factors or set of circumstances you believe should be taken into consideration when determining application eligibility.

  • Commissioner's Scholarship, $7,500 (one available)
  • Fallen Heroes Scholarship, $4,000 (one available)
  • Public Service Memorial Scholarship, $3,000 (one available)
  • Supplies Scholarship, $2,000 (approximately eight available)
  • Part-Time Student Scholarship, $1,000 (approximately four available)
  • IDOC Scholar Scholarship*, $2,000 per year for 4 years (Fall Only)

*Added guidelines for IDOC Scholar scholarship include minimum of 3.0 GPA and proof of volunteer service each year you’re awarded the scholarship. Intended for high school seniors only.

Correctional Professionals Assistance Fund of Indiana
302 W. Washington Street, Room E334
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Phone: (317) 233-5541
Email: [email protected]

CPAFI is a 501 (c) 3 charitable fund, who provides short-term immediate monetary assistance to Indiana Department of Correction employees or their immediate family members.


Proceeds may also be used for tuition assistance scholarships for employees of the Department or their immediate family members or dependents.


All of the funds are administered by the Board of Directors of the Correctional Professionals Assistance Fund of Indiana.


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