EDWARDSVILLE – One student in Madison County may receive as much as $500 toward higher education thanks to the Madison County Sheriff's Office as well as the Illinois Sheriffs' Association.

Get The Latest News!

Don't miss our top stories and need-to-know news everyday in your inbox.

The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announced it would be awarding students across the state seeking higher education in the upcoming 2019-20 school year with more than $50,000. These scholarships can be applied only to tuition, books and fees. The students who receive them must also be enrolled full-time. As much of $500 of that will be awarded to a student in Madison County through applications found on www.ilsheriff.org.

Article continues after sponsor message

According to a release sent via email by the Madison County Sheriff's Office, there are no restrictions on who can win the scholarships based on race, age, creed, color, gender or national origin. They must, however, be permanent residents of Illinois going to an institute of higher learning in the state and must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2019-20 school year.

A similar release posted on the Facebook page of the Macoupin County Sheriff's Office stated that county also has a $500 scholarship destined for a student in the county seeking higher education. As it is coming from the same overall funding source, it carries the same guidelines.

Applications and documentation required to claim the scholarship is due to the Madison County Sheriff's Office (as well as the sheriff's offices of all participating counties in Illinois) by March 15, 2019.

More information can be found at the Madison County Sheriff's Office, through the Illinois Sheriffs' Association, most high school advising centers and college financial aid offices.

Read More:

Jan 28, 2021 | Madison County Sheriff Lakin Announces Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Available Here Jan 28, 2021

May 17, 2022 | Madison County Announces Melosci and Byron As Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship Recipients May 17, 2022

Jan 22, 2019 | Madison County Sheriff's Office to award two scholarships Jan 22, 2019

RBRadioLaunchGif"Justin Bieber feat Chance The Rapper - Holy" now playing on The Bridge, the Riverbend's only Today's Hits station. Check out Riverbender Radio Today and Listen to Win!