Bensard Medical Scholarship

In 2009, Retired Technician 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, Dr. Denis Bensard, 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. Since 2009, the Bensard Medical Scholarship has helped numerous children and grandchildren of Denver police officers, contributing thousands of dollars toward their medical education.

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
  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 provide two written references from non-relatives.
Submission Directions

All applications should be mailed to RMLEFCU:

Attn: Christine Wiley, CEO
700 W. 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216

Help us in our continued mission to support our Denver police family through financial, health and wellbeing programs.