Shelby County Sheriff Don Koonce will be awarding one Shelby County young adult a $500 scholarship thanks to the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and its scholarship program. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, books, and fees at any certified institution of higher learning in Illinois.
Koonce says the scholarship can go to any Shelby County student towards next school year’s costs.
Koonce says they try to give the scholarship to the most deserving student that also needs the money the most.
Scholarship applications can be picked up at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office anytime during regular business hours. Applications are due by March 15.