Stephen D. Furr Memorial
College Scholarship
CMPD Hope presents the Stephen D. Furr Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Retired Detective Stephen D. Furr.

In keeping with the mission of assisting employees of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the family of Detective Stephen D. Furr has partnered with CMPD Hope in promoting the importance of higher education, as Steve encouraged others to pursue. Through the generosity of donors the recipient of the scholarship will receive up to $2,500 towards their college expenses.

The first scholarship in 2015 awarded one student $5000. In order to assist more employees the committee decided to award 2 students $2500 each. The total awarded to date is $20,000 to seven students. 

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered for this scholarship:

Candidate must be the immediate family of an active or rehired CMPD employee

Candidate must be between 17 and 21 years of age

GPA of 2.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)

Plan to attend or currently enrolled as a full-time student at a Qualified Educational Institution

There is no restriction on college major or concentration

Selected candidates will be asked to participate in an oral
interview to provide the selection committee additional information.


2019 Scholarship winners:

Caleb Chipman currently attends Piedmont High School.  His plans are to attend Western Carolina, App State, or UNCC with a field of study in special education.  He is currently the VP of Unified Champion Schools, a Peer Tutor for children with special needs, and a music director for Innovation Drama Academy.  Caleb also volunteers with CMPD’s Cops and Bobbers in the North Tryon Division where he participates in taking kids fishing for their first time.  
  ​Kirsten Baucom currently attends Wingate University with a focus on nursing.  When she completes her undergraduate work she has plans of pursuing her Masters Degree in nursing as well.  Kirsten feels strongly about helping people who cannot help themselves.  She is active in her Campus Outreach Club, and she also assists with our annual CMPD Christmas Project.    

Past recipients:

Taylor Mitchell

Erykah Coe

Madelyn Blum

Elizabeth Wilson
Meagan Purdy

Bailey Gardin

John Mitchell