Area county sheriff's announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2019. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund, awarding of up to (15) $600 scholarships for 2019. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.

The Members of MSA give special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two or four-year law enforcement degree colleges. MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice. MSA acknowledges some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically.

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:

1. Mandated POST Skills Program

2. In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program

3. In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice program

In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of a two-year program or two years of a four-year program. Students meeting criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at: https://netforum.avectra.com/public/temp/ClientImages/MSA/9cef6362-d710-4eef-a1d3-9d910ac9c19c.pdf. Application forms and a statement of procedures are also available at many County Sheriff’s Office.

The due date for applications is October 18, 2019. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 28, 2019. To obtain more information about this program, visit: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=MSA&WebCode=MSAScholarships.

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