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Illinois Sheriff’s Association awarding scholarships, distributed by county sheriffs

PEORIA COUNTY (WEEK) – The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is awarding scholarships to students pursuing higher education within Illinois and the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is distributing one of those $500 scholarships to a Peoria County student.

The only eligibility requirements are that the applicant must be a permanent Illinois resident, the money is to be utilized at a higher education institution within Illinois and the student must be enrolled full-time during the 2020-2021 school year, minus a summer semester.

Funds are intended to assist students with the cost of tuition, fees and books. Housing and other incurred expenses are not eligible, according to the application.

Applications are available at the sheriff’s office, 301 Maxwell Road and at the county courthouse, Room B-20.

They are also available online.

Applications must be returned to the sheriff’s office and postmarked by March 15, 2020.

Those living in other counties can pick up an application at their local sheriff’s office.

Jason Howell

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