Sheriff Matt HasselMarshall County Sheriff Matthew Hassel, announced Monday that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately forty (40) $500.00 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state.

The Indiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing and dispensing of funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.

To qualify for one of these scholarships, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild or a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).

Applications needed to apply for the scholarships are available from your high school counselor, the sheriff’s office 1400 Pioneer, Plymouth, Indiana or by writing to the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, 147 East Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3608, and requesting an application form. The scholarship application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website: The applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1.