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2015 Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship

Feb 10, 2015

The Illinois Sheriff's Association announces that it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year.  The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  The sutdent must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.


Sheriff Jered Sofner, DeWitt County, will be awarding 1 scholarship in the amount of $500.  


There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin.  The only limitations are as follows:


  • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
  • Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within
       the State of Illinois
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time sutdent during the 2015-2016
       school year (excluding summer session)

Applications are now available at your local Sheriff's office or on the internet Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff's Office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2015.


For more information, please contact the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office, Illinois Sheriff's Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.


To download the application:

click here

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