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 The Illinois Sheriffs’ 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 2014-2015 academic year.  The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.  The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.


            Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp will be awarding one 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 student during the 2014-2015 school year (excluding summer session).


            Applications are now available at the Sheriff's Office or online at www.ilsheriff.org.  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.

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