TPD, LCSO partner with Tallahassee Community College to create new scholarship

Posted at 12:12 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 12:12:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two local law enforcement agencies are investing in a scholarship at Tallahassee Community College, in hope that they will help teens in the juvenile justice system turn their lives around.

The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff's Office will each donate $10,000 to TCC to create the New Start scholarship. The scholarship was created in the memory of David and Nancy Lawrence.

The money rewards students who been involved with the juvenile justice system but are turning their lives around through education.

The agencies say that most forms of financial aid are unavailable to these students because of their past, so the New Start Scholarship gives them an opportunity they would not otherwise have.