Rick J. Centanni Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund

Rick J. Centanni Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund

Click the button above to donate to the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund — and help provide a college education to children of peace officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Cops 4 Causes is committed to caring for the children of peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.  From day one of our days in the Police or Sheriff’s Academy, law enforcement members are constantly reminded of the importance of putting our family members first.  We strive daily to better the live of our children and they drive our desire to make our communities stronger more vibrant places to live, work and play.


This fund is named for Marine Lance Corporal Rick J. Centanni, who was killed while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan in early 2010. He was a young Marine who aspired to follow in the footsteps of his father, Santa Ana Police Department Sergeant Jon Centanni.

In the wake of tragic circumstances our ability to provide for our children’s futures can be jeopardized.  Therefore, Cops 4 Causes has committed our organization to ensuring access to education is available to deserving students of peace officers who have been rendered disabled or who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our communities.

Every dollar donated to the Cops 4 Causes Fallen Hero’s Scholarship fund is awarded to fallen hero’s children who are degree seeking, full time college students.  Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that we make higher education possible for the children of our fallen brothers and sisters.  Please join us today by giving to our fund.

Students who wish to be considered for one of our scholarship should e-mail us atoffice@cops4causes.org for a full list of requirements for possible selection.