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The Nicholas Mencaroni Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was created in honor and memory of Nicholas Mencaroni a 15-year veteran of the New York City Police Department’s 115 and 106 Precinct which serves and protects community members of Queens, NY. Nick was a selfless individual with a relentless sense of duty. Tragically, Officer Nicholas Mencaroni died by suicide on January 25th, 2019.

We often say it’s not how they died, rather how they lived that matters most and the work that Officer Mencaroni during his 15 years of service should always be remembered.

Accordingly, Beyond the Badge NY established the Nicholas Mencaroni Memorial Scholarship to help deserving high school students or undergraduate college students who lost their law enforcement parent/guardian to suicide.

Beyond the Badge NY will award $2,500 scholarships to three well-deserving, academically promising students who meet the criteria below. 

Scholarship Criteria

If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please complete and submit the application below. Please be sure to complete the 500-word essay, as applications without an essay will be disqualified.

The advisory board for the Nicholas Mencaroni Memorial Scholarship will select the scholarship recipients. The founders of Beyond the Badge NY will be invited to help review the scholarship applications but will not be a part of the recipient selection process.

The scholarship is a one-time award. We also require a picture of you and your officer to be submitted so we can continue to honor their memory at our events for years to come. By submitting this application you are granting us permission to share the recipient’s story with all members of Beyond the Badge NY and other third parties, such as their department, reporters and social media audiences.

To be considered for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

Application Filing:

Filing Period

January 1st- June 30th.
All applications must be receieved during this period.

Application Form

To apply for the scholarship: Please download and PRINT the application form below.

Submit by mail

Submit your application and all required criteria to us by mail at:

Beyond the Badge NY
4786 Sunrise Hwy Massapequa Park, NY 11762

The 2022 Scholarships have
been funded by:

The Mencaroni Family and Friends
The Dahill Family

Thank you for your generous donations to assisting additional children in honor of yours