Putnam County sheriff will award $500 scholarship

Scholarships have to be applied to tuition, books and fees

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding more than $58,000 in college scholarships throughout Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2022-23 academic year.

The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. Students must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within Illinois.

Putnam County Sheriff Kevin Doyle will be awarding a scholarship in the amount of $500. There will be no restrictions on any applicant for 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 used at institutions of higher learning within Illinois.
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2022-23 school year (excluding summer session).

Applications are available at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or online at https://www.ilsheriff.org/youth-2/. 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).

For more information, call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 815-925-7015, the high school advising center or the college financial aid office.