Sheriffs Offer Scholarships to Law Enforcement Hopefuls

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 9:19 AM CDT

The Board of Directors for the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association announced today that they have established a scholarship program for students hoping to become peace officers.

The scholarship fund will award up to 15 six hundred dollar scholarships.

Members of the MSA say they recognize the financial hurdles students may face while completing a peace officer skills class or attending a four year law enforcement degree college.

MSA also said they see the importance in attending these pre-entry training courses for those considering a career in law enforcement. They know that although some students may be academically ready for this training, not all have the financial resources.

Application forms and statement of procedure are available at the Carlton County Sheriffs Office.

Scholarships are available to students who are currently enrolled in these three things:
-Mandated POST skills program
-In their second year of a two year law enforcement program
-In their third or forth year of a four year college in the Criminal Justice program.

Students meeting these requirements can pick up an application at their local sheriffs' office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org