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2021 Minnesota Sheriff Association Scholarship


September 15, 2021

Bemidji, MN –September 9, 2021-- Sheriff Ernie Beitel of Beltrami County announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2021. Sheriff Beitel proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 - $2,000 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota.

The Members of MSA gives special recognition to the financial needs of students attending the peace officer skills course, or one of the two or four year law enforcement degree colleges. "The Board of Directors feel peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform" said Sheriff Beitel. MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice. MSA recognizes some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, even though they excel academically.

The Scholarship Committee, in making its selection of awards, intends on achieving representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by December 28th of the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and on the Beltrami County Sheriff's webpage at . Click on law enforcement and then click on MSA Scholarship application. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:

1. Mandated POST Skills Program

2. In their second year of a two-year law enforcement program.

3. In their third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice program.

In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two-year program or two years of a four-year program. Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff's office or online at .

Sheriff Ernie Beitel

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office


• Applications will not be accepted after November 19, 2021.

• Local Applications are to be submitted to:

Sheriff Ernie Beitel

MSA Scholarship Application

Beltrami County Sheriff's Office

613 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601

• Applicants must be enrolled in a second year of a two-year program or third or fourth year of a four-year program.

• Candidates must submit their grades with their application.

• Local background checks will be conducted all applicants.

• Sheriff Beitel or his designees will review and rank the top three applicants

• Complete and sign the last page of the application (page 7).

• After screening, applications will be submitted by Sheriff Beitel to the MSA office by November 26, 2021.

• A review committee from the MSA will review all applications and award the scholarship.

• Scholarships will be awarded by December 29, 2021. All applicants will be notified by this date.


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