Brent Thompson Memorial Scholarship opportunity extended to December 1, 2016

Navarro College is proud to offer a NEW scholarship to students enrolled or intend to enroll in the Navarro College Police Academy. Deadline has been extended to Thursday, December 1, 2016.

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Officer Brent Thompson. To be an eligible recipient, student must be enrolled in the Police Academy Basic Peace Officer Certificate or intend to enroll for this program and be a resident of Navarro or Ellis County. This scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees for a student enrolled in the Police Academy. Serious applicants must ensure that all requested information is supplied including a minimum 500 word essay explaining why you want to become a law enforcement officer.


Students must meet all eligibility requirements of TCOLE and the Navarro College Police Academy Advisory Board to enroll.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be 21 years of age by the graduation date of the Academy. A student 18 years of age or older is eligible for licensing if the student:
    • Has received an Associate’s Degree; or 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university; or
    • Received an honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States after at least two years of service.
  • No Class B Misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years. (This includes Deferred Adjudication)
  • No Class A Misdemeanor or felony convictions. (This includes Deferred Adjudication)
  • No conviction for any family violence offense. (This includes Deferred Adjudication)
  • Applicants must pass a physical examination, a psychological examination and a drug screening test. Results of the exams and drug screening must be submitted to the Police Academy upon completion.
  • High school diploma OR GED from an accredited entity.
  • Must not be prohibited by law from operating a motor vehicle.
  • Must not be prohibited by state or federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
  • Must have an Honorable discharge from the military.

This information will be verified by the Police Academy staff.  Police Academy Coordinator reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify requirements of Navarro College, the Police Academy, or TCOLE.

For details regarding the Police Academy contact: 

Alan Eddins, Police Academy Coordinator 903-875-7702

To apply for scholarships, please visit the Navarro College Scholarship website at: