Applications available for students to receive $500 scholarship from Pike County sheriff


PITTSFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding more than $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2023-24 academic year.

The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois. Online learning is acceptable.

Pike County Sheriff David Greenwood will be awarding a $500 scholarship. There is no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are:

  • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents.
  • Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois.
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2023-24 school year (excluding
    summer session).

Applications are available at the Pike County Sheriff’s office, 204 E. Adams, in Pittsfield, or on the ISA website Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15 (must be postmarked by this date). A directory of sheriffs’ offices is available on the ISA website at

Interested applicants should contact their local sheriff’s office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office for more information.

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