Marv Smalley Indiana State Police Scholarship

Marv Smalley Indiana State Police Scholarship

Alumnus Smalley puts his hand on his heart.

Recognizing the support of the School in a big way

By Michael L. Jackson

A 29-year veteran of the Indiana State Police has generously committed to fund the largest endowed scholarship in the history of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

Marv Smalley, a 1980 SPEA graduate, made the commitment through a bequest that will fund two renewable full-tuition scholarships in perpetuity. The Marv Smalley Indiana State Police Scholarship fund will support one scholarship, while the second scholarship will be funded through the Bicentennial Campaign matching gift program. The scholarships may be used for undergraduate or graduate programs. Current and retired members of the Indiana State Police, as well as the children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren of ISP officers are eligible.

“It was the right thing to do to provide the support and opportunities to Indiana State Police officers and their families,” Smalley said. “This is just a small gesture of my gratitude given my career and all of the opportunities I received at the Indiana State Police department. But it’s also recognition and payback to SPEA for the support I received from Indiana University and SPEA.”

Following a four-year, active-duty stint in the U.S. Air Force, Smalley joined the Indiana State Police as a trooper in 1960.