Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Opportunity

The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) is accepting applications for a $1,600.00 scholarship, awarded annually to qualified Oregon high school seniors or current college students who intend to pursue a four-year college or university education with a career in a law enforcement field of study.

The potential contribution of the student in a law enforcement-related field is the primary consideration. Financial need of the student is NOT a criteria for selection. The selection of the winner will be made by the OSSA Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of association members. Selection is usually made by reviewing the items submitted; however, a finalist could be asked to interview with the Scholarship Committee.

To qualify, each candidate must submit:

  • The OSSA Scholarship Application Form
  • An original essay, not to exceed three pages handwritten or typed, on the topic:

“What challenges do you see in the field of law enforcement and what are your views on meeting these challenges?”

  • High school transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Letter of Acceptance to a four-year college. The College must be accredited by the Society of American Foresters, safnet.org/education/recognition.cfm

The successful candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Candidate’s studies and experiences as they relate to chosen field of interest with law enforcement
  • Scholastic performance in all classes as it relates to success in higher education (GPA)
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Thought process, grammatical usage and ability to express self in the essay
  • Legibility, neatness and accuracy of information submitted

All entries will be acknowledged. The notification of the winners will take place on May 31, 2019. The financial award will be paid to the college or university prior to September 1, 2019.  

To download an application click here:  www.oregonsheriffs.org/scholarship

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