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Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarships Available

Sheriff announces $500 scholarships will be awarded to two DuPage County residents who wish to pursue higher education during the 2013-2014 academic school year.

From DuPage County Sheriff's Office:

Sheriff John E. Zaruba, along with the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, announced today that scholarships will be awarded to two DuPage County residents who wish to pursue higher education during the 2013-2014 academic school year. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The scholarship recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

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
  • Applications must be submitted to the Sheriff’s Office in the county of your permanent residence.
  • Scholarships must be used at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
  • Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2013-2014 school year (excluding summer session).

Applications are now available Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the DuPage County Sheriff’s Administration Office, 501 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois or on the Internet at www.dupagesheriff.org. Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return all documentation to the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office by  March 15, 2013.

          For more information you may contact the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office at (630) 407-2000.

J January 25, 2013 at 04:49 PM
And the source of the funds being used is from ? If it is from the taxpayers, then this is a bad idea.
Mouse January 26, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Would it kill you to do 15 seconds of research before posting? You're what's wrong with news comment boards. http://www.ilsheriff.org/index.php/scholarships It's privately funded.
J January 26, 2013 at 02:15 PM
Hey,mouse, I asked a question. And, after looking at the link, I don't see anything that says the money is funded privately. Each county is involved, says NOTHING about privately funded. So, what are you talking about. It looks like the citizens of every county may be paying for the ability of each sheriff to pay some personal favors. Mouse, YOU need to do more than 15 seconds of research to make your point. Otherwise, you are just blowing smoke and probably work for Zaruba.
JsP January 26, 2013 at 02:54 PM
It looks like the scholarships are at least partially funded by the sale of "Retired Law Enforcement" license plate fees. Certainly not evident from the article, or from the link Mouse provided. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=4722&GAID=11&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=84&GA=97
Doremus Jessup January 26, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Hey J, When it comes to news stories about Non-Profits you have to be your own reporter. A good place to start is www.Guidestar.com you have to register but is free and you can look at the organization's form 990s those are the forms required by the I.R.S.. I did some looking and the organization in this story appears to get most of its funds from donations and member dues, so not taxpayer money. I don't fault the Patch for not including some info on the Organization pretty much no one does. I would suggest making a habit of using Guide Star or other websites that provide similar info to be informed about non profit organizations.
J January 26, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Thanks for the headsup. Based on the years of BS with our legislators giving unfunded scholarships to sometimes very questionable reciprients, the question about the funds source certainly was not out of bounds. Unless, you're a mouse. Mouse,what is wrong with news comment boards is the lack of questioning about everything having to do with our state. Zaruba ain't Andy Taylor, so the question was legitimate. Next, you'll try to tell me that Chris Heidorn and his Hinkles are all working hard for the people.

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