Mo. high school seniors can apply for John Dennis Scholarship | People
SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Sheriff's Association is offering the John Dennis Scholarship to 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors.
The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. He served his country for 24 years and, in 1963 was elected president of the Missouri Sheriff's Association. In 1976 Dennis retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government in 1992.
In 1988, Dennis was presented a Distinguished Service Award at which time the establishment of the John Dennis Scholarship Fund was announced. Since that time, the award has gone to Missouri students pursuing careers in the criminal justice field.
The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 and will be presented to 16 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 his/her school, have a good reference from his/her school counselor, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.0 GPA or greater and be active in extra-curricular activities. A paragraph must be attached to the application detailing his/her goals 10 years after high school graduation.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship can get the application online by clicking here and then clicking the "Scholarship" tab. They may also contact the Missouri Sheriff's Association at 6605 Business 50 West, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109-6307, to obtain an application or send an e-mail to Karen Logan at email@example.com. The application must be returned to the Audrain County Sheriff's Office, 1100 Littleby Road, Mexico, Mo. 65265 no later than January 31, 2013.
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