DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to award scholarships

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office will award two scholarships to those wishing to pursue a college education in the 2021-22 school year.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office scholarships – $500 each – are a part of a larger reach of scholarships from the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, which is awarding $50,000 to those hoping to attend college in Illinois.

The winners will be selected by a scholarship committee composed of residents and education professionals, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Conditions for the scholarship are that the applicants must be permanent Illinois residents and permanent residents of DeKalb County, the scholarships must be used at institutions of higher learning that are within the state of Illinois, and that student must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2021-22 school year.

The school year does not include the summer session.

Scholarship applications are available at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, online at or on the Illinois Sheriff’s Association website at

Students must complete the application, answer an essay question and return all documentation by March 15 to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 150 N. Main St., Sycamore.

For information, call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-7260.