APCO International Receives Grant from Motorola Foundation

Public safety students at APCO Institute and APCO Virtual College now have access to another $50,000 for their studies thanks to the Motorola Foundation. The Motorola Foundation awarded this grant to the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) for the Commercial Advisory Council Scholarship Fund.

The APCO Commercial Advisory Council (CAC) Scholarship Fund was initiated by the Commercial Advisory Council as a means for its commercial members to give back to the public safety community.

Scholarship funds are received through the CAC and administered by APCO Institute. Fund donations are accepted throughout the year and will be disbursed for public safety job related training through APCO Institute or through the APCO Virtual College at Jacksonville State University. Scholarship Applications are accepted January through March and may be found at http://www.apcointl.org/institute/forms_information.htm.

“The Motorola Foundation has a long history of supporting public safety professionals,” said Matt Blakely, Motorola Foundation. “We are proud to support programs like the APCO CAC Scholarship Fund which provide important educational opportunities that keep our communities safe.”

APCO International is the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide—and the welfare of the general public as a whole—by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach. For more information, visit www.apcointl.org.

The Motorola Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola. With employees located around the globe, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. Motorola Foundation focuses its funding on education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. For more information, on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorola.com/giving.

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