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Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship


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The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding $53,500.00 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The Scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

 Sheriff David L. Clague, Knox CountySheriff, will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.00.  The following are limitations regarding the application;


  •     Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents


  •     Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois


  •     Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year (excluding summer session)


Applications are now available at the following:

    Knox County Sheriff’s Department, 152 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, Illinois

    Knox County Sheriff’s Department website:

    Illinois Sheriff’s Association website:


Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department by March 15, 2018 (must be postmarked by this date).


For more information, please contact your local Sheriff's office, Illinois Sheriffs' Association, High School advising center or college financial aid office.