The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship

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The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Fund Inc.

The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established by Carolyn Dudley, wife of Gary Dudley, and Roy Tabor of Tabor Law Firm. Subsequent to the tragic death of her husband, Carolyn Dudley established the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to assist the legal children of Indiana law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty by awarding scholarships to attend college and other post-secondary educational institutions.


The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to any legal (biological or legally adopted) child of law enforcement officers of the State of Indiana (or of counties, cities, towns and other political subdivisions of the State of Indiana) who die in the line of duty. The scholarships are granted for each year for the qualified post-secondary educational expenses, including tuition, books, and room and board, as determined by the appropriate representatives of the educational institution. Potential recipients may apply a maximum of four (4) times or for eight (8) semesters whether or not the semesters are consecutive semesters. The scholarships are available for all post-secondary fields of study including college, trade school, or advanced degree programs. Economic need will be a factor in selecting eligible recipients and determining the amount of the scholarship award. Board members and their families are specifically excluded from eligibility.


Applications will be available at the foundation’s office located at 1415 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203, telephone number 317-636-0929, or on the Indiana State Police Alliance website found at The scholarship application deadline is April 1st. The board will meet each spring to review the applications and select the scholarship awards. Each scholarship will be made for one year; however, the application, once filed, will be considered a continuing application and the recipient may be awarded additional scholarships in subsequent years. Scholarship funds will be forwarded prior to the beginning of each semester to the appropriate bursar’s office at the institute of higher learning designated by the scholarship recipient. Scholarships may be used only for qualified education expenses as determine by the bursar at the educational institution.


About Gary

Gary Dudley was appointed as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police on December 14, 1979. Gary was promoted to First Sergeant in 1999 and again promoted in 2005 to Lieutenant. Gary was the Commander of the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. Gary proudly served the Indiana State Police for over 26 years.


Church brothers collision repair car show

The fifth annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show raised $16,000 for the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Approximately 100 vehicles participated in the show, which also served as the official car show of the 88th annual Marion County Fair. Church Brothers Collision Repair matched all proceeds raised by the show through entry fees, vendor fees and donations, and other contributions to bring the total to $16,000.

My first year I got this was very emotional because I knew that there were people out there that still remember, still care, and that want to help out those of us that are trying to get off into the world without our loved ones there to help support us.
— Jonathan Bradway, 2017 Scholarship Recipient
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