Please Note: All 2013 Farkas Scholarships have been awarded.

Sirchie is extremely pleased to promote the renewal and expansion of the scholarship program for 2014 thanks to the generosity of Dr. CJ Lyons.

Sirchie is pleased to announce the opportunity for a scholarship to fund tuition for up to 24 recipients to attend a Sirchie-sponsored training course in 2014.  This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of CJ Lyons, a pediatric ER physician and New York Times bestselling thriller author. 

During CJ’s pediatric internship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of her fellow interns, Dr. Jeffrey Farkas, was brutally murdered during a home invasion.  Dr.Farkas was beaten, strangled, and stabbed multiple times, leaving a crime scene that spanned three stories of his house.  Despite the overwhelming scene needing to be processed, crime scene technicians were able to recover usable fingerprints that were instrumental in the apprehension and conviction of Dr. Farkas’ killer.

This opportunity is open to all law enforcement personnel from departments with 50 or fewer officers. 

Each applicant must provide the following information:

  • Name of Agency
  • Size of Agency
  • Any prior Sirchie training attendance in your agency?
  • How would attending this training benefit your department and the population you serve?

To apply, please provide the requested information to us via email to  Place “Jeffrey Farkas Scholarship Application” in the title of the email.  Applications will be received and considered until the scholarships are awarded.

Click here for more information about the 2013 Sirchie Training Schedule

Please note:  The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for the class.  Recipient is responsible for travel, room & board.