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Illinois Sheriff’s Association to Award Scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff’s Association has announced it will be awarding $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the State to students wishing to pursue a higher education during the 2016-2017 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. Applications are available at your local Sheriff’s office or online at www.ilsheriff.org. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.

Kettelkamp told Regional Radio News within the application is an essay question, regarding the heroin use in the community and in the United States.

Kettelkamp said he has received good essays over the years by students who have filled out this scholarship.

Students must complete the application and answer the essay question and return all documentation to their local Sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2016. For more information, contact your local Sheriff’s office, the ISA, high school advising center or college financial aid office. 

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