St. Louis Police Wives’ Association is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization fully funded through donations and association fundraising events. For more information on how you can help, visit our Support Page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret Hacker was the wife of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Raymond Hacker, who tragically died in the line of duty on June 11, 1948. Two automobiles struck Officer Hacker on June 5, 1948 while rerouting traffic around live wires blown down during a storm. Officer Hacker succumbed to his injuries six days later. At the time of his death, Margaret and Raymond had four small children ranging from ages 1 1⁄2 – 12 years old. After his death, Margaret received $96 from the Police Department. To care for her children, she moved in with her parents where she remained and eventually learned how to drive and got a job. Shortly after the St. Louis Police Wives’ Association was formed, she joined and held the job of Secretary for many years and kept the organization going. Margaret was an active member of Police Wives’ until her death in 2001. Many times, Margaret mentioned how she wished Police Wives’ existed when she was going through the death of her husband.
Each year, St. Louis Police Wives’ Association distributes scholarships for our Margaret Hacker Scholastic Assistance Program in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hacker. This program was formed to assist police officers’ families with the expenses that come with education.
Applicants must be a biological, adopted, or stepchild of an active, retired or deceased Law Enforcement Officer in Missouri or Illinois and currently enrolled in a public, private or homeschool (K-12, college/trade school) or a spouse of a police officer currently enrolled in college.
Applicants must also possess and represent a willingness to learn. Judging is done on an anonymous basis and will not be done according to income or grade.
Complete the application form on page two and attach to your essay.
Spouse (College or Trade School): Complete a 1500-word essay explaining what it means to you to have a spouse involved in securing our community.
Application: SLPWA scholarship application 2020
Entries must be received by May 31, 2020.
Winners will be notified by June 21, 2020.