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PAXTON — Ford County Sheriff Mark Doran will be awarding a $500 scholarship to a student wishing to pursue higher education during the 2013-14 academic year.
The scholarship is to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning in Illinois.
Applications are available at the sheriff’s office in Paxton or at www.ilsheriff.org. Students must complete the application; answer an essay question and return all documentation to the sheriff’s office by March 15.
For more information, call the local sheriff’s office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.