Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. This year thirteen $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.
Sheriff Samuels was killed in the line of duty on January 19th, 2005 and shortly after that, this scholarship was established in his honor. This year there were 31 scholarship applications to be considered.
Winning one of the $1,000 scholarships for 2017 is Kyle Tollefson. Kyle is from Hiawatha and recently graduated from Hiawatha High School. His application was sponsored by his Grandmother Paula Segrest. Paula has worked for the Brown County Sheriff’s office for nearly 30 years.
The Kansas Sheriffs Association and the Brown County Sheriffs office wish Kyle our best for his educational future.
Sheriff Sandy Horton, Retired
Kansas Sheriffs Association
John D. Merchant