(Boston, MA, February 2021) - Fisher College is excited to announce the Detective Mario Oliveira Scholarship. Awardees will receive a 25% tuition discount for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program.

This scholarship is dedicated to Detective Mario Oliveira, who not only took a bullet in the line of fire, but also made a miraculous recovery after nearly losing his life on the operating table. Today, Detective Oliveira shows his commitment to protecting and serving by educating and advocating for police officers, namely fallen and injured officers.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a current law enforcement officer employed for at least one year, an officer permanently injured on the job, or the immediate family member of a fallen officer. In addition, multiple scholarships will be awarded annually. Learn more about the scholarship and eligibility requirements here.

Brian Perrin, Chief of Police at Fisher College, who has also held high ranking positions within the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Winthrop Police Departments, believes that Detective Oliveria is a positive role model for anyone looking to pursue a career in Criminal Justice.

“Detective Oliveira is a hero to his community and to his fellow brothers and sisters in blue.  It is my pleasure to see those attending Fisher College joining him in the force for positive change,” Chief Perrin said.

Learn more about Fisher College’s Master of Science Program in Criminal Justice here.