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Illinois Sheriff’s Association Youth Programs and Whitmire Fund Scholarships

The David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Name: The David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund
Description: David E. Whitmire was an Akron police officer who committed his professional life not only to his profession, but to serving his community in other ways, and by teaching the next generation of policemen and criminal justice experts. A scholarship fund was established in his name in the 1990s, and each year one outstanding student is awarded with a $500 scholarship to help defray the costs of attending a four-year criminal justice program. Undergraduate students can apply in their junior or senior year, and graduate students may apply after they have completed one semester. The David E. Whitmire Scholarship also has high academic standards (3.5 GPA).
Award: $600
Awards per Year: 1
Award is Open to:Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Police Science, Police Administration
How to Apply/Contact: The application can be downloaded from the David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund website, and should be mailed to the office via snail mail.
See Also: Criminal Justice Scholarships


Illinois Sheriff’s Association

Scholarship Name: ISA Youth Programs
Description: The Illinois Sheriff’s Association established a scholarship fund for young people living in any of the counties in Illinois to help them minimize the cost of obtaining a higher education. While this isn’t necessarily a criminal justice-specific scholarship, some affiliation with law enforcement in Illinois couldn’t hurt. Students are chosen in specific Illinois counties, and the number of awards varies based on how many association members each county holds.
Award: $500 – $1000
Awards per Year: Varies (per Illinois county)
Award is Open to: High School Students
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: The application is available on the Illinois Sheriff’s Association website in the winter of each year.
See Also:Criminal Justice Scholarships

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