Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund
Images from the dedication of the Peter Lavery Memorial Highway and the memorial service.


The Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established by Peterís family shortly after his death to honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice he made.

Peter was a strong believer in the opportunities that education provided. He encouraged high school students and adults to further their education at the college level. This was an important goal for him as well. Peter earned his Associateís Degree in Law Enforcement from Middlesex Community College in May, 1990 and a Bachelorís Degree in General Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University in December, 1996. He accomplished this goal of his just five months prior to his 40th birthday.

Scholarship Eligibility
Eligibility is open to a child of a Newington Police Officer, or high school student attending Newington High School, Berlin High School, or other local area high school, who is entering the field of Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice, or a local college student currently enrolled in a law enforcement/criminal justice program.

Application Process
The applicant must complete an application, provide a current transcript and submit an essay. Scholarships are awarded annually upon review and recommendation of the executive board.

Non-Profit Scholarship Fund
Executive board members are volunteers and no salaries are paid. The executive board includes: Pamela Lavery, President; Raymond Lavery, Vice President; Samantha Lavery Grady, Secretary; Amy Andreana, Treasurer.

To date the scholarship fund has distributed over $190,000 to students in the fields of Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice. Donations to the fund are gratefully accepted and should be mailed to:

Peter Lavery Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 44
East Berlin, CT 06023-0044

The Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a non-profit scholarship fund exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the scholarship fund are deductible under section 170 of the Code.

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