La Salle County sheriff announces $500 Illinois Sheriffs’ Association scholarship

Group to award more than $58,000 throughout the state

La Salle County Sheriff's Office

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will award more than $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the state of Illinois to students pursuing higher education during the 2023-24 academic year.

The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the state of Illinois, full time. Online learning is acceptable.

La Salle County Sheriff Adam Diss will award one $500 scholarship. There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:

  • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
  • Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the state of Illinois
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2023-24 school year (excluding summer session).

Applications are now available at the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office or the ISA website at Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residence by March 15 (must be postmarked by this date). A directory of sheriff’s offices is available on the ISA website at

For more information, contact your local sheriff’s office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.