Scholarships available to law enforcement studentsCarlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake announces the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) is once again sponsoring its Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2013.
Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake announces the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) is once again sponsoring its Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2013.
The program will award up to 15 $600 scholarships for this year through the coordinated efforts of the 87 sheriffs of the state of Minnesota.
The membership of MSA gives 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 feels peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Sheriff Lake. “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, hopes to achieve representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec. 31 of the same year.
Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. 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.
Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org.