Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel and Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher have announced the commencement of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association Scholarship program for 2008.
The MSA has established a scholarship fund totaling $9,000, for the awarding of up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year.
The members of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association give special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the mandated peace officers skills course or two- or four-year law enforcement degree school.
Scholarships will be awarded in all areas of Minnesota. Applications will be received until Nov. 1 of each year, with scholarships being awarded by Dec. 31 of the same year.
Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:
Mandated post skills program.
In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program.
In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice course.
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 this criteria can obtain scholarship application forms online at www.mnsheriffs.org.
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