About the Scholarship

In order to support the students who aim to pursue a career in the field of law enforcement, the Indiana Sheriffs Association awards a college scholarship that helps these students meet their educational expenses.

The Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship is awarded in order to help the members or other qualified individuals pursue an education without having to face any financial obstacles.

The number of awards and the amount is decided by the committee consisting of two sheriffs, one deputy sheriff plus, one administrator of college or university each from the four areas of the state.


Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship Awards

  • The scholarship amount varies from $500 to $20000 that is used to fund the tuition and fees and other college costs.

  • The scholarship can be renewed for three more years.

  • The number of awards and the amount may vary every year based on the different factors.


Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship Requirements

  • The applicant must be residing in the state of Indiana.

  • Applicants must be a member, a dependent or grandchild of the association.
  • The student must be determined to pursue higher studies and career in the field of law enforcement at a university or college in the state.

  • The student must be enrolled as full-time (12 hours).


Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship Application

  • The scholarship application form is available on the college website. The applicants are expected to fill the details handwritten or typed and return to the association.

  • The applicant must submit an essay based on the topic given.

  • High school transcripts.


Indiana Sheriffs Association Scholarship Application Deadline

The students are expected to submit the application form and the other required documents by April 1st. Any submission post the deadline will not be considered.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be an Indiana resident.

  • The applicant must be committed to pursuing a career in a law enforcement field at an Indiana institution.

  • The applicant should enroll for full-time academic programs with minimum of 12 credit hours.

  • The student must have taken the SAT or ACT test.