Lt. Kenny B. Dechen Scholarship
To be awarded for the year 2012
This is to honor one graduating senior in loving memory of Lt. Kenneth B. Dechen.
Mr. Dechen was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He played a
vital role in the lives of others. His ability to have fun and make others laugh allows us to
keep his memory alive. Mr. Dechen also believed that the value of a good education was
very important in fulfilling life’s dreams.
We are looking for a candidate that will mimic his fun-loving personality, his devotion to
his family and friends, but also his love for education.
There is one male or female scholarship to be awarded for the year 2012. The amount of
the scholarship will be $1,000.00
The following are other criteria for this scholarship:
1). The candidate must have plans to attend a college of their choice for 4 years/
2). They must be entering the field of either Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement or the
3). This candidate should show the following characteristics: good moral character, good
standing in the community, and no disciplinary problems within the school system or
from the police department.
Please submit a 500 word essay “Why I want to study law enforcement or enter the
healthcare field” or write a reflection paper “Why it would be an honor to be the recipient
of a scholarship in memory of Lt. Kenneth B. Dechen”.
Please also supply a written letter of recommendation from a West Deptford High School
teacher along with your essay.
Application is due to Ms. Saia no later than, Tuesday,
May 1, 2012