Scholarships offered to Indiana students studying criminal justice

The Indiana Sheriff's Association is handing out 40 scholarships to students in Indiana this year who plan to study criminal justice.

Information on how to apply can be found in this press release from the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department: 

"La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd is announcing today that the Indiana Sheriff's Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 scholarships awarded in the amount of $500.00 to qualifying students throughout the state. Sheriff Boyd stated "We are pleased to be joining in this scholarship program; the Indiana Sheriff's Association is of great value to citizens throughout the state not only with their scholarship program but also their Youth Leadership Camp. The ISA provides invaluable services to the citizens of La Porte County; I hope that you will consider becoming an associate member".

To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the ISA, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement related field and be enrolled as full-time student.

Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school guidance counselor, the La Porte County Sheriff's Office or by contacting the Indiana Sheriff's Association at 147 East Maryland Street Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608. The application can also be downloaded from the ISA web site; The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff's Association on or before April 1, 2015

Any questions about the scholarship opportunity can be directed to Captain Michael Kellems at the La Porte County Sheriff's Office, 219.326.7700 extension 2327"

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