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The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 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.

Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley will be awarding one (1) scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.

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 2019-2020 school year (excluding summer session).

Applications for Will County residents are now available for download with this link - Scholarship Application 

Will County Residents/Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the WILL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE by MARCH 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact the Sheriff's Office, your local high school advising center, or college financial aid office.

Please return applications to:

Return completed application to:
Will County Sheriff
Attn: Carol Stein
16911 W. Laraway Road, Suite 101
Joliet, IL 60433