Dubois County Sheriff Tom Kleinhelter announced that applications are being sought from qualified high school seniors or college students for scholarships awarded through the Indiana Sheriff’s Association. Applicants must be pursuing degrees in criminal justice studies.
Annually, the $750 scholarships are awarded to about 40 students across the state.
The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to students committed to pursuing an education and career in law enforcement.
To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full -time student (12 hours).
Applications are available through local high school counselors or the sheriff’s office. The application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website (www.indianasheriffs.org). The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1.