Garner PD Services Officer Earns Prestigious Honor from Wake Tech
Garner Police Department services officer Aaron Ruff was named the 2017 Scott Scholar at Wake Technical Community College. As a Scott Scholar, he receives up to $3,500 for tuition, fees and books along with a laptop computer, a summer internship placement and a mentor from senior administration. The Scott Scholar is Wake Tech’s most prestigious award.
The Stephen C. Scott Presidential Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship designed to provide leadership development opportunities for outstanding students in associate degree programs at Wake Tech. It was established in 2012 with a $25,000 endowment from Wake Tech alumni Mark and Rachel Selisker.
Ruff graduated from Raleigh’s Cardinal Gibbons High School in 2014, where he was president of the robotics and video production teams and participated in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets.
He is also interested in law enforcement and hopes to become a sworn officer in the future. He currently works part time as a services officer for the Garner Police Department and plans to enroll in Wake Tech’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy after earning his automotive degree.