"MEMBERSHIP Does Have Its Privileges..."


The Dorothy Clore Scholarship is awarded annually by the Southern Police Institute Association Alumni Auxiliary (SPIAAA) to one or more officers that plan to attend SPI in the upcoming year.  This scholarship assists the chosen officers with text book and living expenses.  The Auxiliary meets each year during the annual conference to review applicants for this scholarship, choose one or more of those officers, and determine the amount of money to be awarded.  The Auxiliary raises money for this scholarship through fund raising efforts at each conference.

Mrs. Dorothy P Clore began working at the University of Louisville in 1928 and in 1951, the year that the Southern Police Institute Association (SPIA) was founded, was appointed to work as a secretary by Mr. Candless, an SPIAA founder.  Mrs. Dorothy Clore was known for her tremendous work effort and attention to detail in her daily work.  Those who knew Mrs. Clore state that she knew the name of each officer who attended SPI as well as the year of each officer’s graduating class.  Shortly after Mrs. Clore retired as secretary of SPIA the Dorothy Clore Scholarship was established. 

Oil painting portrait of Mrs. Dorothy Clore that hangs
in the conference room at SPI



The cost for an officer is approximately $6000.  Please help us provide some assistance to officers who wish to attend the SPI.
(Fee amounts provided by SPI.  Check SPI's website for updates at http://louisville.edu/spi/courses/aoc/AOC.tuition.info )

You may donate to either the Dorothy P. Clore or to the John C. Klotter Scholarship Fund by check.

Checks may be made payable to either the Dorothy P. Clore

or the John C. Klotter Scholarship Fund

and mailed to


 Attention Lieutenant Cheryl Curtis

1699 Cumberland Place

Greenville, North Carolina 27858


You may also donate by using your credit card through the link below:

The Federal Tax ID is  61-60344232.


$1500 each Dorothy P. Clore Scholarships Awarded to:
FOR 138th AOC (Fall 2017)
Captain Anthony J. Copeland
Paducah Police Department
1400 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001

FOR 139th AOC (Spring 2018)
Det. Sergeant Henry E. Harper III
Rolla Police Department
1007 N. Elm Street
Rolla, MO 65401