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CALI Scholarship Opportunities - Application is Now Open!

Published on 2/21/2022

The California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to promote the professional standing of the investigation profession and those committed to continuing education. Apply today! Educational Scholarship and Conference Scholarship applications are currently being accepted and considered through June 3, 2022.
CALI Educational Scholarship

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. Write an essay
4. Submit the CALI Scholarship Application form and written essay on or before June 3, 2022.

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 upon submitting said essay as part of this scholarship opportunity.

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.

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Deadline to apply for a CALI Educational Scholarship is June 3, 2022.
The Scholarship Committee has awarded Five (5) Educational Scholarships per year. These scholarships range between $250.00 and $1,500.00. We will announce this year's scholarship recipients at the CALI Annual Conference, which will be held June 23-June 25, 2022 at the Margaritaville Resort in Palm Springs, CA.

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 is one of those opportunities. The Scholarship Committee has five entries to the annual conference at no cost to new members/licensees.

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Deadline to apply for a CALI Conference Scholarship is June 3, 2022.

The CALI Scholarship Program is possible thanks to the generous donations from CALI members and supporters. Contributions made to the CALI Scholarship Fund are earmarked for the Educational Scholarship and new members/licensees to attend CALI events.  

Please support our Scholarship Fundraiser by purchasing an opportunity drawing ticket and entering a drawing to win a prize. Thank you.


If you have any questions regarding either scholarship, please email Chad Ragan, CALI Scholarship Chair, at