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Sheriff Encourages Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Aug 16, 2018 12:36PM ● By Editor

Media release from Cook County - August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 – Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen proudly announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2018. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are available thanks to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.  

“Peace officers in our society have complex duties to perform,” said Sheriff Eliasen. “The MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice, and recognizes some students need outside help to meet these costs even though they excel academically. I am pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to qualifying law enforcement students from Cook County.”

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec 28 of the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Cook 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.

To qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two-year program or two years of a four-year program. Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local Sheriff’s Office or online at .

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