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Education

Sheriffs' group offers scholarships

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association has announced it will be awarding $50,000 in college scholarships throughout the state for students pursuing higher education during the 2019-20 academic year.

The scholarships are to only be applied to tuition, books and fees. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution within Illinois. There will be no restriction on applicants because of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin.

The only limitations are that applicants must be permanent Illinois residents; scholarships must be used at authorized institutions within the state; and students must be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2019-20 school year (excluding summer sessions).

Applications are available at the local sheriff's office or on the ISA website at www.ilsheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all required documentation to their county's sheriff's office by March 15, 2020 (must be postmarked by this date).

For more information, contact the local sheriff's office, the ISA, high school advising center or college financial aid office.

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