Minnesota Sheriffs Association 2022 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program
September 22, 2022
Bemidji, MN-- September 23, 2022: I am pleased to announce the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2022 will begin September 23, 2022. The Minnesota Sheriffs Association Board of Directors has established this fund for the awarding of up to 20 - $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 Ernie Beitel and the 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 as well as being available on-line through a link on the Beltrami County homepage at http://www.co.beltrami.mn.us or on-line at http://www.mnsheriffs.org
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.
Ernie Beitel, Beltrami County Sheriff
Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office
613 Minnesota Ave. NW.
Bemidji, MN 56601