The Illinois Sheriff’s Association has announced they will be awarding $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the state. Some of that money goes to Christian County, where Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp awards a student with a $500 scholarship. Kettelkamp discussed the scholarships and what students need to do to enter.
Kettelkamp said that it’s often quite difficult for him to choose a winner in the essay contest, due to the great entries he receives every year.
Sheriff Kettelkamp said students can get applications several different ways, and when students need to turn in their essays.
Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents to qualify, and must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2017-2018 school year.