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Sheriff's Office Announces Scholarship for High School Seniors


For Immediate Release


For further information contact:

Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and Training Academy

6605 Business 50 West

Jefferson City,MO-6307

(573) 635-5925, Extension 100




          Sheriff Brad DeLay, Sheriff of Lawrence County, is announcing the availability of the John Dennis Scholarship, for Criminal Justice majors only, which will be awarded by the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association.  The scholarship, in the amount of one-thousand dollars, will be presented to sixteen college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university.  Applicants must be in good standing with their school, have a good reference from their school counselor, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.0 GPA or greater, and be active in extra-curricular activities.  Also required, a paragraph attached to the application detailing goals ten years after high school graduation.


          Students interested in applying for the scholarship may obtain the application on line at http// and click the Scholarship tab;  send an email to Karen Logan at to request an application; or contact the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and Training Academy, 6605 Business 50 West, Jefferson City, MO 65109, 573-635-5925, extension 100.  Applications, along with the required paragraph, must be submitted by January 31, 2013

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