Scholarships available to students seeking careers in law enforcement

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers announced Wednesday that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. He says that there will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded throughout the state.

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

Applications can be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association website at They must be completed and received by April 1.