Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly has announced applications for the John Dennis Scholarship, available to criminal justice majors, are now being accepted.
The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in criminal justice and will be attending a Missouri university or college.
Applicants must be in good standing with their school, have a good reference from their school counselor, demonstrate a financial need and have a 2.0 grade point average or higher. Applicants must be active in extracurricular activities and provide a paragraph, attached to their application, outlining their goals 10 years after high school graduation.
Those interested in applying for the scholarship may contact the Missouri Sheriff's Association and Training Academy at 6605 Business 50 West, Jefferson City, MO 65109, or call 573-635-5925, ext. 100. Applications may also be requested by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2012.