Morrison County Sheriff’s Office Announces Scholarship Program – Brainerd Dispatch

LITTLE FALLS — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office has announced the start of the 2022 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program.

Sheriff Shawn Larsen announced that the Minnesota Sheriffs Association Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund to award up to 20 scholarships for $2,000 this year.

These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 sheriffs in the state of Minnesota.

Members of the association give special recognition to the financial needs of students taking the Peace Officer Skills Course or one of the two- or four-year law enforcement colleges.

“The board believes that peace officers in our democratic society have complex jobs to perform,” Larsen wrote in the press release.

The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for individuals considering law enforcement as a career choice and recognizes that some students require outside assistance to meet the costs of such training, even if they excel academically.

The scholarships are only available to currently enrolled students 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.

To be eligible, students must have completed at least one year of the two-year program
program or two years of a four-year program.

The scholarship committee, in making its selection of awards, intends to achieve representation from all geographic areas of the state.

Scholarships will be announced by December 28. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available from the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Students meeting these criteria are encouraged to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at


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