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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Oregon State Sheriff's 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 an education at a community college or a four-year college/university with a career in a law enforcement field of study.

Applications must be received on or before May 1st, 2021. All entries will be acknowledged. Selection of recipients will be made by the OSSA Scholarship Committee. This is usually done by review of the items submitted; however, a finalist could be asked to interview with the Scholarship Committee. Notifications will take place on July 15th, 2021. The financial award will be paid to the college or university prior to September 1st, 2021.

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 or college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Letter of Acceptance to a community college or a four-year college/university (high school seniors only)

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Candidate's studies and experiences as related to their chosen field of interest with law enforcement
  • Scholastic performances in all classes
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Thought process, grammatical usage, and ability to express self in the essay
  • Legibility, neatness, and accuracy of information submitted
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