High school students interested in a career in criminal justice could qualify for a $1,000 scholarship.

The John Dennis Scholarship will be awarded by the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association to 16 college-bound seniors in Missouri high schools. The students must attend a Missouri college or university.

Applicants must be in good standing with their school, have a good reference from their school counselor, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.0 GPA or greater, and be active in extra-curricular activities.

Applicants must attach a paragraph detailing their goals for 10 years after their high school graduation.

The application is available online at http://www.mosheriffs.com%20– click the “scholarship” tab. You also could email Karen Logan at karen@mosheriffs.com to request an application; or contact the Missouri Sheriffs' Association and Training Academy, 6605 Business 50 West, Jefferson City, MO 65109, 573-635-5925, extension 100.

Applications, along with the required paragraph, must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2014.

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