MO Sheriff's Association offering criminal justice scholarships

Published: Sep. 30, 2015 at 1:56 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2015 at 2:48 AM CDT
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MISSOURI (KFVS) - Are you interested in a career in criminal justice? The Missouri Sheriff's Association is offering scholarships to college-bound Missouri high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in criminal justice at a Missouri college or university.

The scholarships were established in 1988 to honor former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis.

Dennis served the county for 24 years and in 1963 was elected president of the Missouri Sheriff's Association.

To qualify for the scholarships applicants must: be in good standing at his/her school; have a good reference from a school counselor; demonstrate the need for financial help; have a 2.0 GPA or higher; be involved in extra-curricular activities and; write a paragraph explaining his/her goals ten years after high school graduation.

The Missouri Sheriff's Association is offering 16, $1,000 scholarships each year.

To apply visit and follow the scholarship link to learn more or email The application must be returned to the Audrain County Sheriff's Office at 1100 LIttleby Road, Mexico, MO 65265, no later than January 31st of each year.

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