Monday, April 12, 2021


Marco Police Foundation President, Bill Morris, announced today the award of scholarship renewals to Caitlyn Hood and Lauren Hood, daughters of Marco Police Officer Brian Hood.  Each of the students will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship for the fall 2012 semester at their respective institution.

In her most recent semester, Lauren Hood successfully completed 21.5 credit hours at Jacksonville University.  In 6 semesters, Lauren has completed 107 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 3.09.  Her career objective is US Naval pilot.

In her second semester of attendance at Harriet L. Wilks Honor College of Florida Atlantic University, Caitlyn Hood successfully completed 17 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.9 in pre-med studies.  Caitlyn completed 33 credit hours of study during her first year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.9.

The scholarship awards are part of Marco Police Foundation’s scholarship program to benefit students who are children or legal dependents of officers or other full-time employees of the Marco Island Police Department.  Awards are reviewed on a case by case basis by the board of directors of the Marco Police Foundation.  Each student may receive up to $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters.  A student must successfully complete a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours with a gpa of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to qualify for continuation of the scholarship.

A formal presentation of the scholarship fund will be made in the lobby area of the Marco Island Police Department on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am.  The public and press are invited.

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