Several area high school seniors have received scholarships for the upcoming academic year from their local sheriff’s departments. The Illinois Sheriffs Association established a scholarship program for county sheriff’s departments in 1979. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications through an application and essay. The application for the scholarship was due back in mid-March.
The scholarship program is open to Illinois students attending an Illinois higher learning institution. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many counties have had to delay the announcement of their winners. Winners are usually announced in the month of May.
The following winners have been announced in the following counties:
Madison Henry – Brown County
Emma Stone – Cass County
Kennedy Ruyle – Greene County
Rayme Lewis – Macoupin County
Elyse Copelin – Morgan County
Rebekah Barton – Pike County
Whitney Fowler – Schuyler County
Eli Evans – Scott County
Each Illinois county that participates in the ISA membership program awards at least one $500 scholarship each school year that is given over the first two semesters to the institution the student is attending.