MSA Scholarships



The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota and our Exhibitor Sustaining Scholarship Members.


The 2017 MSA Scholarship Application will be available in August 2017.


CLICK HERE for MSA Policy & Procedure Scholarship Information.




Scholarships for Minnesota Law Enforcement Students

Enforcement of the law in a democratic society is a complex task. The ability of a peace officer to render effective service responsive to the public’s need depends heavily upon job knowledge and skills. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association recognizes the importance of pre-entry training to the accomplishment of these requisites. It also recognizes that some candidates need outside help in meeting the costs of such training, as well as, those candidates who excel academically.



Members of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association give recognition to the lack of financial assistance available to students. Scholarship are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories:

1) Mandated POST skills program
2) In the second year of a two-year law enforcement program
3) In the third or fourth year of a four-year college criminal justice course




The 2016 MSA Scholarship Recipients include:


Austin Buss, Le Sueur County


Shannon Jes, Waseca County


Jason Key, Goodhue County


Ryan Lager, Wabasha County


​Quentin O'Reilly, Goodhue County


​Kevin Peterson, Scott County


Ryan Sheak, Washington County


​Aaron Snyder, Rice County


​Riley Verbrugge, Rock County


​Justin Wicks, Cass County


​Ryan Woltjer, Kandiyohi County



Thank you for your support of the MSA Scholarship Program

2015/2016 Sustaining Scholarship Members



Adolfson & Peterson Construction


Boarman Kroos Vogel Group

Community Compliance Monitoring Services

Computer Information Systems

Contegrity Group, Inc.

Dick Buss & Associates LLC

Emergency Automotive Technologies

Independent Emergency Services

Keeprs, Inc.

Klein McCarthy Architects

Law Enforcement Technology Group

Life Link III

Loffler Companies, Inc.

MacTek Systems Inc

Mend Correctional Care, LLC

Midwest Monitoring & Surveillance

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

MN Toward Zero Deaths

Motorola Solutions Inc.

National Child Safety Council

North Memorial Medical Center – Air Care

Northland Business Systems

Reliance Telephone

Securus Technology

The Blue Pages

Thrifty White

Trinity Services Group

Turnkey Corrections

Uniforms Unlimited

Wenzel Financial Services

Windahl Technology

Zuercher Technologies