Sheriff Seeking Scholarship Applicants

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association plans to award $54,000 in college scholarships.

The scholarships will be awarded to students throughout Illinois who want to pursue a higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. 

Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones 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 sheriffs’ association noted that 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).

Scholarship applications are available at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at 403 E. Main Street in Benton, Illinois and online by CLICKING HERE.

Students must complete the application, answer an essay question and return the documents to the sheriff’s office by March 15, 2017 (applications must be postmarked by that date).

Submissions are to be marked with Franklin County Sheriff, Re: Scholarships.

For more information, contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, a high school advisor or a college financial aid office.