Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has announced the Illinois Sheriff’s Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships through the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue a high education during the 2014-15 academic year.
The ISA scholarships are to 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.
Thompson will award one $500 scholarship to a student resident of Bureau County.
Applicants must be permanent residents of Illinois, scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois and students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2014-15 school year.
Applications are available at the sheriff’s office, 700 S. Main St., Princeton or at www.ilsheriff.org. Interested students must complete the application in full, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office within their county of residence by March 15.