Register for 2024 Summer Academy

2024 Awards Submission Process

There are 3 categories in which recognition is given. Post of the year, Explorer of the year, Advisor of the year. Anyone associated with the Explorer program can submit a nomination. Based on the nominations received a recipient will be selected.

Deadline: March 31, 2025 @ 12pm

*Advisor/Explorer of the year only* A brief history of the individual and their involvement with the Explorer program.

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The applicant is to submit the following items:

  • Name and Agency of intended recipient
  • Name and Agency of the submitter, to include how long they have been a member of the Explorer Program
  • Category of award the intended recipient is being submitted for
  • A detailed explanation of why the submitter is submitting the prospective recipient.

2025 Scholarships Submission Process

There are three scholarships awarded by WLEEA in the amount of $1000, these scholarships are to be used at a higher education establishment of the winners choosing. (University, College, Trade School, etc.)

This must be utilized in the following school year. Please note only High School Graduates or Graduating Seniors in HS are eligible. These scholarships cannot be used for running start.

Deadline: March 31, 2025 @ 12pm

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The applicant is to submit the following items:

  • 1000 word minimum essay detailing why the applicant is a suitable candidate for the scholarship to include what they have learned over their time as an Explorer
  • Letter of recommendation from their post advisor
  • Letter of recommendation from a community member not associated with Law Enforcement (non-family)
  • Explorer Resume detailing their time and achievements as an Explorer