About the Arthur Troop Scholarship

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.

Each Scholarship consists of a bursary of not more than

Euros 2,500.00 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.

Applications must be processed through their National Sections , to the International Secretary General IAC ( isg@ipa-iac.org )and must be supported by a written statement from their Section.

Further information is available by downloading the accompanying document


Procedure for the Arthur Troop Scholarship


International Professional Commission (IPC)


  1. In order to promote the International Police Association (IPA), the Arthur Troop Scholarship (ATS) has been established to support professional education and to complement advanced training.
  2. The ATS may be awarded annually by the Permanent Executive Bureau (PEB) to IPA members.
  3. The ATS shall preferably include at least one person/applicant from each continent where IPA Sections are established.
  4. The predominantly targeted are newer members of IPA.
  5. For an institution / education faculty to be accepted by IPA, a recommendation should be forwarded to the IPC for consideration. Recommendations will be made by IPC to PEB who will make the final decision.
  6. Each ATS may consist of a bursary up to a maximum of € 2500 and shall cover the seminar, conference, course or symposium fee, travel, travel insurance and accommodation expenses. They will not cover any unnecessary additional days before or after the actual participation of the course/seminar.


  1. The applicant must have been a member of the IPA for at least one year and permanently employed by their police force/agency of law enforcement.
  2. The applicant must submit a fully completed application form with estimated expenses. The applicant will include the reasons why the IPA should grant the ATS.
  3. The completed form will be verified by the national section.
  4. The section shall forward the application with the attachments to the chairman of the IPC through the IAC (email: isg@ipa-iac.org).


  1. The closing date for the applications for the next calendar year to the IAC is the 31st July of the present running year. This date is final and no application or additional documents will be accepted afterwards.
  2. The ATS must be used between the 1st January and the 31st December, of the next calendar year following the grant of the scholarship. Extensions will only be granted under exceptional circumstances and decided on by the IPC.
  3. Awardees who are unable to use their scholarship due to circumstances beyond their control, may have the bursary carried over once to the following year. The ATS will be paid out of the following year’s financial budget.
  4. Awardees may include a short and appropriate visit to a police facility, where this is relevant to the theme of the seminar, conference, course or symposium.


  1. PEB can annually give out a maximum of € 24,500 =. Within this budget the PEB shall award a number of Scholarships.
  2. When applying for the ATS the applicant is to submit an estimated expenses plan. The form shall include estimated cost (budget plan) of preferred seminar, conference, course or symposium, travel, travel insurance and/or accommodation expenses.
  3. Applicants must ensure they have read and understood the International Directive for Travel & Accommodation Expenses.
  4. It is compulsory for the awardee to arrange a travel insurance that covers late cancellation.
  5. Expenses for additional cost due to extended stay in the visited country or visit to a police facility will not be covered by the ATS.
  6. Cost for beverages, Wi-Fi and telephone calls made whilst travelling or during the chosen seminar, conference, course or symposium, are not covered by the ATS.
  7. Only in exceptional cases, on request, awardees can be reimbursed in advance of the awarded scholarship. This approval will be recommended by the IPC to the International Treasurer (IT).
  8. Any advanced payment is to be repaid by the awardee, when the proposed and awarded course or seminar is not followed or completed as agreed, within time stated by the IT.
  9. After completion of the ATS, the awardee shall submit all original receipts of the cost of the chosen seminar, conference, course or symposium and written summary upon the signed Reimbursement Form.
  10. The reimbursement form and original receipts are to be forwarded to the IPC, as soon as possible after the ATS seminar, conference, course or symposium is completed.
  11. The approved costs will be reimbursed from the International Treasury after the chairman of the IPC confirms that a report from the awardee has been sent in as requested in chapter V. under d.


  1. Applicants will be pre-selected by the IPC for the ATS. The Chairman of the IPC will recommend the IPC selection to the
  2. The decision of the PEB is final and no correspondence will or can be entered into.
  3. The chairman of the IPC will then inform the awardees of their approved scholarship and inform the Sections at the IEC/WC. Publication of the awardees will then be published in an International Newsletter.
  4. Within two months of the completion of the ATS, the awardee will write a report on the chosen seminar, conference, course or symposium and send it to the chairman of IPC via the IAC. They will allow that such report(s) may be published within IPA circles and social media.
  5. The IPC can suggest a grant may be given to more than one member per section if there are an insufficient number of eligible applications.


  1. For a good review and assessment of each application, forms need to be filled in completely. Unfortunately incomplete forms can be set aside and not taken into consideration.
  2. ATS awardees are allowed to apply for a scholarship every 5 years.
  3. The IPC is to administer the awarded ATS applicants for a period of five (5) years.
  4. The ATS is not transferable to other members.

Revised: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and Denmark 2013


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