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Sheriffs offering college scholarship

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2014-15 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only, and will be allocated at the time the student becomes enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state, before funds will be authorized.

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott, on behalf of the Sheriffs’ Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a DeKalb County student, the winner will be selected by a Scholarship Committee made up of citizens and education professionals.

Limitations are as follows:

• Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois and DeKalb County.

• Scholarships must be utilized at institutes of higher learning within the state of Illinois.

• Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2014-15 school year, excluding summer session.

Applications are available at the sheriff ‘s office or online at www.ilsheriff.org or www.dekalbcountysheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the DeKalb County Sheriff ‘s office by March 15.

For more information, call the DeKalb County Sheriff ‘s office at 815-895-7260, a high school adviser or college financial aid office.      

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