Evanston police association awards 2013 scholarship

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

The Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association, a volunteer organization of the Evanston Police Department, awarded its 2013 CPAAA Scholarship of $1,000 to a student at Missouri Western State University, according to a news release.

Victoria Byerley, a junior at the university, studies business management and international studies, according to the release. She aspires to work at the U. S. Embassy in London and to start her own business.

Founded in 1995, the organization awards its annual scholarship to the dependents of sworn and civilian personnel of EPD who are enrolled in higher education. Byerley’s mother Lana Wazny, EPD Cmdr. Joe Wazny and Police Chief Richard Eddington attended the award’s ceremony.

Among other factors, the association bases its scholarship decision on applicants’ academic achievement, social awareness and financial need, according to the news release.

— Jia You