The Arlington Police Foundation supports the Arlington Independent School District and the Arlington Police Department’s Hometown Recruiting Program by funding two scholarships to two worthy students each year. The scholarships can be applied at any college or university in Texas. The goal of the program is to keep valued individuals in Arlington for college and their future careers in law enforcement. The students who are awarded the AISD Police Academy’s Achievement Medal are eligible to apply. The potential award recipients then submit an essay and are interviewed by a board consisting of representatives from AISD, APD and APF. Award recipients are announced during the Hometown Recruiting Program’s annual award ceremony.