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Sheriff scholarships offered

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2024-2025 academic year.

The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois, full-time. Online learning is acceptable.


Sheriff Chad Johnson, Ford County, 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 2024-2025 school year(excluding summer session).


Applications are no available at your local Sheriff’s office or on the ISA Website .

Students must complete the application, answer the essay question, and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s Office in their permanent county of residence by March 15, 2024 (must be postmarked by this date). A directory of Sheriffs offices is available on the ISA website at . For more information, please contact you local Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center, or college financial aid office.



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