CALI Educational Scholarship

The Scholarship Program Awards are for the purpose of promoting the professional standing of the investigation profession and those committed to continuing education. Scholarship applications are due on or before May 14, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Qualification Criteria
Applicants must be one of the following:
1. A licensed private investigator or private patrol operator
2. The son or daughter of a licensee
3. An employee of a licensee
4. Sponsored by a CALI member

Application Requirements
Applicants must:
1. Meet one of the 'Qualification Criteria'
2. Complete the CALI Scholarship Application form
3. Submit an essay, on or before May 14, 2021

Essay Requirements:

Applications must be submitted with a typed essay ranging from 350-500 words, authored by the applicant. The essay should portray what distinguishes the applicant as deserving of the scholarship in addition to his or her educational pursuits relating to the investigation and/or security industries. All essays shall become the property of CALI and may be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and/or its designee(s). The applicant authorizes the publication of the essay, in whole or in part.

Selection Criteria:

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications received by the deadline. The basis for selection by the committee will be the quality of the applicant's essay and what distinguishes the applicant as deserving of the award. The committee may also take into consideration the financial need for the award and the applicant's educational pursuits as they relate to the investigation or security industry.

Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021

All applications must be submitted or received at the office via USPS/regular mail or email on or before May 14, 2021, to:

California Association of Licensed Investigators 

Scholarship Committee 

65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

The selected recipient(s) will be notified after May 8th, and the Scholarship Award(s) will be presented during the CALI Annual Conference, June 10-12, 2021, in Palm Springs, CA. Click here for conference information.

We encourage you to apply for a CALI scholarship, please click here to complete the application.

If you would like to make a donation to the CALI Scholarship fund, please click here.

CALI Conference Scholarship

In addition to the Educational Scholarship, we also have a very exciting opportunity for newly licensed CALI members. CALI continues its focus on involving new licensees and new members in our educational programs. The upcoming Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA from June 10-12, 2021, is one of those opportunities.  The Scholarship Committee has five entries to the annual conference at no cost to new members/licensees.

Here are the details:

What is the criteria?
You must be a newly licensed investigator and a new member of CALI three years for each-meaning you joined CALI and received your license after April 1, 2018.

How do I apply?
By May 14, 2021, send an email to [email protected] with your interest in attending the conference, some background information about yourself and why you would benefit from the scholarship and attending the conference.

When do I know?
The committee will make its decision by May 23, 2021, and you will be notified that day.

How is this possible?
This opportunity was made possible by donations from CALI members to the CALI Scholarship Fund with specific instructions that it be earmarked for new members/licensees to attend CALI events.

Why should I apply?
Because education and training is a cornerstone of a professional investigator. The annual conference is a perfect way for new members to network, socialize, attend educational events, and learn new skills to enhance their growing businesses. CALI pays it forward.

*Includes entry to the annual conference. Does not include lodging, entry to the President’s dinner, or any other pre-conference or special event.

If you have any questions regarding either scholarship please feel free to contact Chad Ragan, CALI Scholarship Chair.