Thomas Announces Sheriff’s Association Scholarship Program


Rice County Sheriff Jesse Thomas announced the 2022 Law Enforcement Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association. In an effort to boost the ranks of an already depleted law enforcement community, the program will award up to twenty $2,000 scholarships this year.

“The Board of Directors feels peace officers in our democratic society have complex duties to perform,” said Thomas. “MSA recognizes the importance of pre-entry training for people considering law enforcement as their career choice and that some students need outside help in meeting the costs of such training.”

The Scholarship Committee, in making the awards, intends to achieve representation from all geographical areas of the state. Scholarship awards will be announced by Dec. 28, 2022. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Rice County Sheriff’s Office.

Students that meet the proper criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form in person from the Rice County Sheriff’s Office or online at The deadline for submissions is Nov. 19.

Rich Larson is the KYMN News Director. Contact him at


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