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Posted on: February 8, 2024

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Interested in pursuing education after high school? Check out these opportunities that may help fund your future!

Scholarship: Retired Sheriff John O’Brien Memorial Scholarship

Description: John O’Brien was appointed Sheriff in 1994 and was later elected. John began as a deputy in Lincoln County in 1973 and worked his way up the ranks to Sheriff. He retired in 2016. This scholarship was established in his honor to help students interested in the field of Criminal Justice.

 Applicant Requirements:

  • Graduate from any high school in Lincoln County with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Potential Areas of Study or Career: Criminal Justice
  • Essay: Write a one-page essay with information specific to long-term goals surrounding your work in the Criminal Justice profession and what area of the criminal justice system you plan to focus on.

Value: $2,500
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Scholarship

Eligibility:  Any Lincoln County high school senior or graduate who is planning a career in animal husbandry, livestock management, game management or law enforcement who plans to attend an accredited college or university to reach this goal.
Deadline: May 1, 2024
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Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

Eligibility: Oregon high school seniors or current college students who intend to pursue an education at a community college or a four-year college/university with a career in a law enforcement field of study. 
Deadline: April 1, 2024

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