Lawrence County Sheriff Announces Scholarship Opportunity

(LAWRENCE CO.) – Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham announces the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

Sheriff Mike Branham

“There will be forty, $750 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state,” said Sheriff Branham.

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field, and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

The state of Indiana shall be divided into four separate areas for the purpose of selecting members of the committee and recipients of the scholarships.

A person who has received a scholarship in a prior year may apply for a renewal of the scholarship for only three successive years

Applications are available from high school counselors or may be found on the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website by clicking here.

Applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association on or before April 1.