MSA Scholarships

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.

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of $2,000 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.


Thank You

2022 Exhibitor Sustaining Scholarship Members

for supporting MSA and the Scholarship Program


Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Advanced Correctional Healthcare


BKV Group – Architects & Engineers


Construction Engineers

Contegrity Group


Dick Buss & Associates

Emergency Automotive Technologies

Faul Psychological

Flock Safety

Guardian Fleet Safety

Kiesler Police Supply

Klein McCarthy Architects

Life Link III

Loffler Companies

MacTek Systems

MEnD Correctional Care

Midwest Monitoring & Surveillance

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

National Child Safety Council

NCIC Inmate Communications

North Memorial Medical Center-Air Care

Northland Business Systems

Precision Kiosk Technologies

Reliance Telephone

Securus Technologies

Stellar Services


The Blue Pages

The Samuels Group

Turnkey Corrections

Visual Labs

Voice Products

Wenzel Financial Services

Wold Architects & Engineers


2021 MSA Scholarship Recipients:

Shaylynn Anderson - Sherburn, MN

Mason Bitker - Bemidji, MN

Katie Chamernick - Duluth, MN

Alyson Deegan - St. Peter, MN

Thomas Dubbs - Chisago City, MN

Brandon Eldien - Andover, MN

Kia Heide - Park Rapids, MN

Ashley Jones - New London, MN

Mikaela Koehnen - Mankato, MN

Jenna Lawin - Holdingford, MN

Clair Lovgren - Hugo, MN

Nolan Maier - Moorhead, MN

Therese Minwegen - Lino Lakes, MN

Shawn Odegaard - Welcome, MN

Ethan Palmer - Lakefield, MN

Alex Peterson - Oklee, MN

Hayden Picek - Cook, MN

Jordan Skadsem - Detroit Lakes, MN

Kyle Sladek - Montgomery, MN

Jennifer Strack - Brainerd, MN

Matthew Vredenburg - Milaca, MN

Carlee Walker - Alexandria, MN

Logan Wehner - Apple Valley, MN

Alli Weinmann - Winona, MN



Members of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association give recognition to the lack of financial assistance available to students.  Scholarships 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


Click Here for the 2022 MSA Scholarship Policy.

Click Here for the 2022 MSA Scholarship Application.  Please note that applications must be to your Sheriff by November 19, 2022.