Scholarships available for law enforcement students

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Ross Litman

Date: September 23, 2021

Media Contact: Sheriff Ross Litman
(218) 726-2340

Scholarships available for law enforcement students

The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) is offering 15 scholarships worth $2,000 each to law enforcement students. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota, and St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman is encouraging students in this area to apply. 

Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in one of the following law enforcement programs:

  1. Mandated POST Skills Program
  2. In their second year of a two year law enforcement program.
  3. In their third or fourth year of a four year college criminal justice program.

To apply, students may pick up a scholarship application packet from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office locations in Duluth, Hibbing or Virginia; or may access the application online at or The deadline to submit an application is November 19.

Scholarship amounts were increased this year to $2,000. In previous years the amount was $600. MSA members recognize the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice, and understand that some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically.  

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographic areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 28.