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Morrison County Sheriff’s Office announces scholarship program

The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 20 scholarships for $2,000 this year.

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LITTLE FALLS — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2022.

Sheriff Shawn Larsen announced the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 20 scholarships for $2,000 this year.

These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 sheriffs in the state of Minnesota.

The Members of association give 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 feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” Larsen wrote in the news release.

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The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice and recognizes some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically.

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.

In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two-year
program or two years of a four-year program.

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends to achieve representation from all geographical areas of the state.

Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec. 28. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at www.mnsheriffs.org .

Related Topics: MORRISON COUNTY
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