Sheriffs offering student scholarships
Students looking to go into law enforcement can receive some financial assistance through Minnesota’s sheriffs.
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose announced this week the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016. Rose said the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of all 87 sheriffs in the state.
MSA members 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.
“The Board of Directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform” said Sheriff Rose. MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice, and that 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. Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec. 30.
Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Mantorville. 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 the two year program or two years of a four year program. More information is available at www.mnsheriffs.org.