The following Information, Procedures and Application format are provided to assist members of the International Police Association in applying for an International Grant which will assist towards their travel overseas to undertake police related studies. Any questions should be referred to either the National President or Secretary General.
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Arthur Troop (15 December 1914 – 30 November 2000) was a British police officer who founded the International Police Association.
Born in Lincoln, Troop began his working life as a mechanic, but later studied economics and social sciences at Ruskin College, Oxford. In his spare time he also studied Russian history and in 1934 won a scholarship to study in Moscow and Leningrad. After these studies he attended the Agricultural College in Avon Croft, Evesham, Worcestershire.
On 19 June 1936, he joined Lincolnshire Constabulary. He was employed in various departments, but later specialised in traffic. He rose to the rank of sergeant.
After the Second World, he founded the International Police Association to be a global police friends club. He believed in the positive qualities of friendship, which is why the motto of the association is "Serve through friendship", also rendered "Servo per Amikeco" in Esperanto.
Ten Arthur Troop Scholarships are awarded annually, at least one for each continent in which we have member Sections - Africa, America, Australasia, Asia and Europe.
Arthur Troop Statue Each Scholarship consists of a bursary of not more than 3,000 Swiss Francs that is to be used for a seminar at the International Conference Centre ‘ IBZ Schloss Gimborn ' or a comparable institution. Applicants must have been a member of IPA for at least one year before applying and the scholarship must be taken between 1st January and 31st December following the grant of the scholarship (extensions not granted).
The study Scholarship may be awarded to IPA members in police service, but predominantly targeted at the younger member. The member must submit an application setting out their reasons to support their selection.
Further information is available by downloading the accompanying document
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COMMISSION
PROCEDURE FOR ARTHUR TROOP SCHOLARSHIPS
Revised Turkey WC 2009
Revised Romania 2011
Applications for the Arthur Troop Scholarship can be made by filling out the form below.
Click the link below to open up the form. You can type details directly into the form and then save it as an email attachment.
Reason for application:
(Please provide (on a separate paper) the reasons you are applying for the AT Scholarship and the benefits you think it will bring to you. If you already know which seminar you would like to attend, please also provide details).
I confirm I have read the Arthur Troop Scholarship Regulations and I agree to the terms and conditions contained therein.
For completion by applicants National Section:
(Please provide (on a separate paper) your supporting statement).
We confirm the applicant is an IPA member and has been for at least one year. Our supporting statement is attached.
The completed form must be sent to the Secretary General by the 1st of August for processing and forwarding on to the IAC before 30th September each year.