Dakota Podlaski Memorial Endowed Scholarship

From a very young age, Dakota wanted to become a police officer. From his first “police response” in full uniform, on his police power wheel tricycle, to visiting injured Rochester Police Department Officer DiPonzio in the hospital, to joining the Monroe County Police Explorers in high school, Dakota always wanted to protect and serve his community. The Dakota Podlaski Memorial Scholarship will support a Monroe Community College student aspiring to become a police officer.


1.) Full or part-time enrolled student.
2.) Law and Criminal Justice major.
3.) Must be on a career path to become a police officer.

Law and Criminal Justice
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide an Essay on "Why have you chosen a career in Criminal Justice? How do you expect your MCC education to benefit your life?" Essay should be one-page, double spaced, Times New Roman Font size 12.