It's the last day to apply for the Illinois Sheriff's Association Scholarship. Every year about this time, the Association makes available $500 scholarships in each of the state's 102 counties. If you are a permanent Illinois resident and will be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois during the 2018-19 school year, you can apply.

Madison County is unique this year in that two scholarships will be made available. Major Jeff Connor with the Sheriff's Department tells The Big Z there are a few limitations on who is eligible to apply.

Click here for Connor's comments

Application are available at the Sheriff's Office in your county of residence, or online at Entries are due by the end of the day today (March 15). 

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