$500 Scholarship Available Through Sheriff’s Department

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim:

Illinois Sheriffs Assn. Scholarship Available through Sheriff Prim

McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim announced today that the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association will be awarding over $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during 2017-2018 academic years.

Bill Prim

Sheriff Bill Prim will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $500.

The scholarship may be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitation is as follows:

  • Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents.
  • Applicants applying to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for this scholarship must be
    residents of McHenry County.
  • Scholarship must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois.
  • Student must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2017-2018 school year
    (excluding summer session).

Applications are now available at your local sheriff’s office or on the Internet @

Students must complete the application, answer the essay question and return
all documentation to the Sheriff’s office in their permanent county of residency by April 3, 2017.

For more information, please contact your local Sheriff’s office, high school, advising
center or college financial aid office.


$500 Scholarship Available Through Sheriff’s Department — 24 Comments

  1. Does everyone always have to have a negative outlook over a good cause.

    I think Sheriff Prim is doing a wonderful thing helping out through the Sheriff’s department.

  2. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association started these scholarship programs in 1979.

    These scholarships range from $500.00 to $1,000 and every Illinois County gives out at least one $500.00 scholarship each school year and is given by the organization.

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization supported only by contributions from their membership.

    Considering how many Counties we have in Illinois that adds up to a lot of scholarships helping the kids.

  3. And maybe there have been many worthy recipients.

    I just remember one young lady receiving it and her father just happened to be a patrol sergeant captain, a very well-paid supervisor.

    But hey, let’s just pretend that never happened.

  4. “The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization supported only by contributions from their membership.”

    Is it safe to assume the contributions from their membership are tax dollars?

  5. I don’t remember the year.

    Captain S of MCSP.

    By all accounts, the young lady was and is a wonderful human being as is her father.

    That’s not the point.

  6. It was probably when Fat Boy and Zinke were around.

    I am confident that Sheriff Prim will choose the right and deserving student

  7. CP What percentage of applicants are related to current and past Sheriffs?

  8. If parental income is not a stipulation than it doesn’t matter if any of the sheriff’s workers offspring got scholarships.

    They fit the criteria and got in before they were all gone.

  9. Sheriff Prim just completed his 2nd year in office.


  10. It did look bad in the past.

    I believe Sheriff Prim is an improvement for sure.

    Problem is, all the terrible supervisors are still there.

    Sheriff Prim hasn’t revisited the County homicides where MIAT was not called on to assist.

    Like President Trump, results talk.

    Prim has much to prove.

  11. CP – Maybe he is trying to prevent a bunch of lawsuits that those people could create by firing.

    Cannot fire them for offenses that occurred 15 or 20 yrs ago where Nygren imposed light punishment.

    He cannot undo that and needs cause for what they do on his watch.

  12. When Prim supported Miller, I was floored.

    Now that the Miller dynasty will soon be part of the corrupt past, maybe Prim will wake up.

    It’s funny because Miller did zero to help Prim get elected ……. while Gasser worked hard for Prim.

    If that’s how he shows gratitude, Prim is not rational …. perhaps politically suicidal.

  13. Old Man – some choose qualifications over vendetta’s.

    You will recall that Miller DID NOT ENDORSE PRIM.

  14. Prim’s deputies have to drive on those roads.

    Perhaps he is concerned for their safety with a completely unqualified person maintaining them.

  15. IMHO Not smart for a Sheriff to endorse other political candidates.

    What next?

    Judges endorse States Attorneys?


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