Robeson Community College

Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr. Memorial B.L.E.T. Scholarship created

Lumberton City Councilman and Robeson Community College Law Enforcement Training Coordinator Burnis Wilkins recently created the Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr. Memorial B.L.E.T. Scholarship at the college. The scholarship will be administered through the Robeson Community College Foundation and will award $400 to one student per Basic Law Enforcement Training class. The college typically offers three sections of B.L.E.T. training per year, so the annual value of the scholarship is $1200.

The scholarship is open to all registered B.L.E.T. students at Robeson Community College. Applicants must excel in all areas of the B.L.E.T. program to qualify, including weekly written tests, performance and skills testing, and the Police Officer’s Physical Ability Test. 

Wilkins said, “This scholarship is specifically designed for the student who shows a genuine interest in the field of law enforcement.”

The scholarship is given in memory of Lumberton City Police Officer Jeremiah M. Goodson, Jr., who lost his life in the line of duty in July of 2012.

For more information contact Barbara Sampson by phone at 910-272-3650 or by email at