The Kansas Sheriffs' Association has been providing scholarships to qualified college students since 1991. The Scholarship Committee will begin accepting applications each year on February 1 with an application deadline of April 15. KSA can award up to 15 $1,000 scholarships and 1 Sheriff Matt Samuels $2,000 Scholarship.
The scholarship recipient may major in or pursue any course or field of study he or she chooses. The applicant may be a graduating high school senior, a recent high school graduate, a not so recent high school graduate, or a college student at the undergraduate or graduate level.
The recipient must be a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level taking at least 12 hours of college credit upon enrollment and must be related to a member in good standing of the Kansas Sheriffs' Association.
The relationship to the member of K.S.A. must be the member, a spouse, and children of the member or the grandchildren of the member (Member must be in good standing for at least two years.)
Each scholarship must be used at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university.
- Applications must be on the approved form (application located at www.kansassheriff.org)
- Applications will not be accepted without a letter of recommendation from a K.S.A. member
(must be a member must be in good standing)
- Applications will not be accepted without an essay
- Applications must include one recent photograph of the applicant
- Applications will not be accepted if received by email or postmarked after April 15
A panel will conduct oral interviews for approximately 30 minutes per applicant in Salina, Kansas.
All interviews will take place during the first FULL week of June.
Submit completed application and all required materials by email to:
Sheriff Jeff Cope, Scholarship Committee Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email submission is preferred. However, if you can't email the materials, please mail the materials to:
Sheriff Jeff Cope, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Lyon County Sheriff's Office
425 Mechanic St.
Emporia, KS 66801
Application deadline: April 15 each year