Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces scholarships

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces it will be awarding over $53,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2009-2010 academic year. The scholarships are to be 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.

Sheriff Tom Thompson, Mercer County, will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.

There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:

* Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents

* Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning with the State of Illinois

* Students must be enrolled as full-time student during the 2009-2010 school year (excluding summer session).

Applications are now available at your local sheriff's office or on the Internet @ Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff's office in their permanent county of residence by March 13, 2009.

For more information, please contact your local sheriff's office, high school advising center or college financial aid office.