The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has recently announced that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to purse higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year.
The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
The students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
Johnson County Sheriff Charles Harner 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 2017-2018 school year (excluding summer session).
Applications are now available at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department or on the ISA website, www.ilsheriff.org.
Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department by March 15. It must be postmarked by that date if mailed.
For more information, contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.