Applications are being accepted for scholarships offered through the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez announced this week in a news release.
The association will award more than $53,000 in college scholarships to students throughout the state for the 2014-15 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
Perez will award one $500 scholarship.
Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents and must be a full-time student during the 2014-15 school year. Scholarships must be used at higher learning institutions in Illinois.
The Illinois Sheriff’s Association is also offering a Peacekeeper Scholarship this year. It is for dependents of active duty or retired law enforcement; dependents of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty; dependents of active duty or retired military or National Guard members; and dependents of military members killed in the line of duty.
Visit www.ilsheriff.org or the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, 37W755 Route 38, St. Charles Township, for the scholarship applications.
Applications are due March 15.
Kane County residents should call Janet Ardlean at 630-208-2003 for information.