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Sheriff Mark Curran announced the Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding a $500 college scholarship to a Lake County, Illinois student seeking to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarship funds are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only and must be used during the regular school year. Funds cannot be used for housing or any other incurred expenses. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Guidelines include submission of a 350-word essay. This year's essay question focuses on law enforcement and community relations. The essay question is, “How is law enforcement perceived in your area? What, in your opinion, is the best way to improve law enforcement relations within your community?”
Applications are now available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office or on the Sheriff’s website. Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office; 25 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Waukegan, IL by March 15, 2018 (must be postmarked by this date.)