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Money available for higher education

Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

PRINCETON – The Illinois Sheriff’s Association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships to students pursuing higher education.

The ISA scholarships are for tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full time during the 2013-14 school year, excluding the summer session, at a certified institution of higher learning in the state.

Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson will give a scholarship of $500 to a student living in the county as a permanent resident of Illinois.

Applications are available at www.ilsheriff.org or at the sheriff’s office Mondays through Fridays at 700 S. Main St.

Interested students must complete the application in full, answer the essay question, and return all documentation by March 15. 

Bureau County students may return applications directly to Thompson at 22 Park Ave. West or the Main Street address.

Call the sheriff’s department at 815-875-3344 for more information.

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