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The Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship

$2,262
22%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
21 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 07, at 11:59 PM EST
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The Ashley Guindon Memorial Scholarship

Ashley Guindon Portrait Our Why  

This scholarship is in memory of Ashley Guindon, one of the first graduates of the ERAU Homeland Security program, killed in the line of duty on February 27, 2016, her first day on the job as a Police Officer serving Prince William County, VA.

The SSIA Department is acutely aware that many of the graduates of our program will enter into fields where they may be placed in harm's way. We will remember and honor Ashley, and the others who follow her into public or military service, for their dedication, bravery, and selfless sacrifice in the line of duty.

This scholarship will provide a means to contribute to the education of those students who, like Ashley, understand the risk and choose to serve our country by protecting our freedoms.

How this scholarship will help others

By having a scholarship established we will be able to help multiple students who are interested in attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and studying in the field of Homeland Security or Global Conflict Studies, but who may be struggling financially.

Who was Ashley?

Ashley had begun her career with the Prince William County, Va., Police Department as an intern with the Special Victims Unit. She graduated from the Police Academy in June of 2015. She then took a leave of absence, but returned to the Police Department and was sworn in February 26, 2016.

She graduated from Merrimack High School, Merrimack, N.H. in 2005. While in high school, she was in the Jr. ROTC. Ashley received a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.

After graduation in 2011, she and her mom had a great bonding roadtrip, as they went from Florida to Virginia. It was the experience of a lifetime for both of them.

Her love of flying was apparent, as she got to fly a helicopter while in the Marine Corps Reserves, and was involved in other aeronautical endeavors. She also assisted with the Mortuary Affairs Office, while serving our country.

During her free time, Ashley loved to dance, read and travel. While in high school she was on the cheerleading team.

A total fashionista to her friends and family, Ashley also had a special fondness for her furry friend; “Scout,” the family Pug. Ashley’s mom Sharon said that Ashley would call her all the time to check in on Scout, who lived in New Hampshire with Sharon. She also adored birds, and most all of God’s creatures.

In addition, Ashley was always there for her community, volunteering with the Suicide Prevention Program, and helping at the soup kitchen on Thanksgiving, and other community activities where a helping hand was needed.

 

 

 

Levels
Choose a giving level

$25

Student Level

At this level you have helped students like Ashley get started in her passion for serving others. THANK YOU!

$50

Free Bird Level

Ashley loved to travel and fly. At this level you have allowed students like Ashley to spread their wings and soar. THANK YOU!

$100

Eagle Graduate Level

As an ERAU graduate, Ashley was equipped with the knowledge she acquired in Homeland Security, Aviation Safety and Psychology to start their career path. At this level you have allowed students like Ashley to graduate and pursue their passions. THANK YOU!

$250

Marine Corp Reserve Level

As a Marine Corps reservist, Ashley helped protect her country through her military service. At this level you have allowed students like Ashley to serve and assist our country and others. THANK YOU!

$500

Police Academy Level

In the Police Academy Ashley learned the tradecraft and science of policing in order to ensure public safety. At this level you have allowed students to actually begin their careers in public safety. THANK YOU!

$1,000

Police Officer Level

As a police officer, Ashley was applying her training and passion in protecting her community. At this level you are preparing students to follow in Ashley's footsteps "To Serve and Protect." THANK YOU!

$5,000

Golden Eagle Level

Ashley earned her degree in a field that places service above self. At this level you have funded multiple scholarships to worthy students like Ashley who have a passion for life, service and a career in public service. THANK YOU!