A Bond County resident has received a $500 college scholarship from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge for children of FOP members.
Clint Meadows of Sorento, the 21-year-old son of James and Marcia Meadows, will use the scholarship to help pay tuition and expenses at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois where he is a junior.
Any child of an active FOP member may apply for the scholarship, with one awarded each year to an applicant in each of the FOP’s 18 districts in Illinois. James Meadows is a long-standing member of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office FOP Lodge # 235.
The Fraternal Order of Police, founded in 1915, is the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP, chartered in 1963, is the second largest State Lodge, proudly representing more than 34,000 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide. Visit www.ilfop.org for more information.