Bensard Scholarship

Denver Police Officers Foundation

Jaques and Alexisa Bensard Medical Education Scholarship Award


In 2009, Retired Tech. Jacques Bensard and his wife Alexisa created a scholarship to assist with medical education tuition for children and grandchildren of active and retired Denver police officers. The scholarship was their way of acknowledging a generous financial gift given to their son, Denis, by Dr. Lawless in memory of his father, Captain Lawless of the Denver Police Department. Today, Dr. Denis Bensard is a recognized expert in the medical field in Denver.

The Denver Police Officers Foundation is grateful to Jacques Bensard for continuing the scholarship in memory of his lovely wife Alexisa, who was very proud to have put the program together. Since 2009, they have helped numerous children and grandchildren of Denver police officers, contributing thousands of dollars toward their medical education.


Help us in our continued mission of supporting Denver Police Officers and their families in times of critical need.

Scholarship Details


Four $1,500 scholarships will be given to carefully selected recipients.


  • Each applicant shall have graduated from high school and be duly accepted by an accredited college or university
  • Intent to complete his or her education in the medical field
  • Recipients may be attending a graduate, technical college or university
  • Applicants shall have a 3.0 G.P.A. or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Medical studies covered by this foundation shall include: doctor of medicine, doctor of dentistry, doctor of pharmacy, nursing, emergency medical services, or any other technical medical fields
Application Requirements
  1. Student Name
  2. School Name
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Address
  5. Phone Number
  6. Parents’ Names
  7. Name of family member who is/was a Denver Police Officer, active or retired
  8. Name and type of school that you plan to attend
  9. Your G.P.A. and a copy of your transcripts
  10. Briefly tell us about yourself. Please list any awards, honors, leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
  11. Please include a written essay of no more than two pages, double-spaced, on your career goals and why you would like to pursue a career in medicine.
  12. Please also provide two written references from other people that are not relatives.

All applications should be mailed to RMLEFCU:

Attn: Rene Spradling
700 W. 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216