The Illinois Sheriffs Association will award approximately $54,000 in college scholarships throughout Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2016-2017 academic year.
The scholarships apply to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full time at a certified institution of higher learning within Illinois.
Madison County Sheriff John D. Lakin will award one $500 scholarship.
There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are:
Applicants must be a permanent Illinois resident
Scholarships must be used at institutions of higher learning within Illinois
Students must be enrolled full time during the 2016-2017 year ( excluding summer session)
Applications are available at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 405 Randle St., Edwardsville, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or at www.ilsheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation by March 15.
For information, contact a high school advising center or college financial aid office.