Sheriff announces scholarship opportunity for students

Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer recently announced the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association again will be awarding scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.

Approximately 40 $750 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students 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).

Applications are available from high school counselors or the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, 150 E. State Road 250, Brownstown. The scholarship application also may be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website,

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