Sheriff's Association offers scholarships to law enforcement students

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Ross Litman

Date: September 19, 2022

Media Contact: Sheriff Ross Litman
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Minnesota Sheriff's Association offers scholarships to law enforcement students

The Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) is again offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in law enforcement, and St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman encourages local students to apply. Up to 20 scholarships worth $2,000 each will be awarded as part of the MSA's Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2022. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota. 

The members of MSA gives special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or a two- or four-year college that offers law enforcement degrees. 

“The Board of Directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Sheriff Litman. "MSA knows the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice, and recognizes 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. Two students from St. Louis County received scholarships through this program in 2021. Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:

  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.

Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at The deadline to submit the application to the Sheriff’s Office is November 19, 2022. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 28. Application forms and a statement of procedures also are available at any of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Offices.