St. Louis Police Wives’ Association Presents
The Margaret Hacker Scholastic Assistance Program
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. Officer Hacker was struck by two automobiles 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 ½ – 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 hosts a Trivia Night where proceeds are distributed as scholarships for our Margaret Hacker Scholastic Assistance Program. This program was formed to assist police officers’ families with the expenses that come with education. To qualify, applicants must be a biological or adopted child of an active, retired or deceased Law Enforcement Officer 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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our trivia night in April! We had a record breaking year raising $10,000.00 for scholarships allowing us to give away two scholarships for each category. To apply, download the application below and submit it with your essay (more details listed on application). All applications must be returned by July 1, 2017. Winners will be contacted by July 15, 2017. Funds will be distributed at the “Winners’ Brunch” (date/time/location TBA).
2017 Categories for scholarship applications:
○ Grades K – 2: TWO $500.00
○ Grades 3 – 5: TWO $500.00
○ Grades 6 – 8: TWO $500.00
○ Grades 9-12: TWO $1,000.00
○ Dependent College & Trade School: TWO $1,000.00
○ Spouse College: TWO $1,000
Click on the link of the grade entering for the 2017-2018 school year to download the application
College/Trade School (Child)
College/Trade School (Spouse)
We would like to congratulate all of our 2016-2017 scholarship winners:
○ K-2- Mason W.
○ 3-5- Sydney C.
○ 6-8- Maria R.
○ 9-12- 1st Place: Cole S., 2nd Place: Jessica Emily M.
○ College- 1st Place: Emily S., 2nd Place (tie): Melanie S. & Matthew A.
○ Spouse: Mary B.