Jaycox Police Benevolent Fund

The Jaycox Police Benevolent FundThe Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to charitable and educational purposes by assisting members of the community in need, especially youth and volunteer programs. Among the goals of this organization is to provide scholarships and tuition assistance to foster academic achievement and encourage exemplary citizenship with the youth of Gig Harbor. These scholarships may be offered on a yearly basis to students who have been accepted for full-time enrollment in an accredited college or vocational institution or who are currently enrolled in such an institution.


Applicants to the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program must be:

  • High School seniors who are currently attending Gig Harbor High School, Peninsula High School, or Henderson Bay Alternative High School or previous recipients of the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund Scholarship
  • Planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course or study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of the upcoming year.        


Interested students may obtain a scholarship application via written request to:

Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Applications must be received at the above address no later than 5 p.m. on March 1 of each academic year. 


The scholarship program is administered by a committee of representatives appointed by the Board of Directors of the organizing body. This committee may select scholarship winners on the involvement, awards, work history, and/or life experience. The amount of each scholarship aware may vary. There is no set number of awards or amount of each award established. Scholarships will be awarded in accordance with the financial means of the endowment fund and the financial need of the recipient.

All application information will be maintained in strict confidence. Not all applicants will receive awards. Scholarship award winners will be notified in May of each academic year. Award checks will be made payable to the academic institution on behalf of the student.


Scholarship award winners must consent to the public release of their name(s) to the local media. Award winners are also required to notify this organization upon change of enrollment status at the intended academic institution or other relevant information.


The Board of Directors of The Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund reserves the right to review the terms and conditions of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.


We seek tax deductible donations to this fund in furtherance of the goals outlined in this brochure. Inquiries should be made to the Police Department.

History of Fund

Loren and Lillian Jaycox were long-time residents of Gig Harbor, Washington. Loren completed a 20-year career with the New York Police Department and both were avid supporters of local law enforcement. Upon Lillian’s passing, she chose to leave the Gig Harbor Police Department $10,000. The department decided to create an endowment with the money. This fund will provide financial support to young adults interested in pursuing a college degree in criminal justice or related field. It is the mission of the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund to maintain and grow this program to fulfill the desires of Mr. and Mrs. Jaycox and benefit the citizens of Gig Harbor.


To donate to the Jaycox-Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund, please contact our main office during business hours. We thank you for your support of this program.

Additional Information

Questions regarding this scholarship program or the Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund should be addressed to:

Jaycox Gig Harbor Police Benevolent Fund
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 253-851-2236