James Sigman, Texas County sheriff

Texas County Sheriff James Sigman announced the availability of the John Dennis Scholarship, for criminal justice majors, which will be awarded by the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association.

The $1,000 scholarship will be presented to 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in criminal justice and will be attending a college or university within the state. Applicants must be in good standing with their school, have a good reference from their school counselor, demonstrate financial need, have a grade point average of 2.0 or better and be active in extracurricular activities.

Applicants are also required to submit a paragraph detailing goals 10 years after high school graduation.

Students interested in applying can obtain an application online at mosheriffs.com, by emailing Karen Logan at Karen@mosheriffs.com or by calling the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association and Training Academy at 573-635-5925. Applications and the accompanying paragraph must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2014.

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