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 $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.


Thank You

2020 Exhibitor Sustaining Scholarship Members

for supporting MSA and the Scholarship Program


Adolfson & Peterson Construction


Alliance AutoGas

BKV Group – Architects & Engineers

Computer Information Systems

Contegrity Group, Inc.

Emergency Automotive Technologies

GFA Consulting & Forensic Behavioral Health Specialists


Independent Emergency Services

Klein McCarthy Architects

Life Link III

MacTek Systems Inc

MEnD Correctional Care, LLC

Midwest Monitoring & Surveillance

MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Motorola Solutions Inc.

National Child Safety Council

NCIC Inmate Communications

North Memorial Medical Center-Air Care

Precision Kiosk Technologies

Prodigy Solutions

Reliance Telephone

Securus Technologies

Stellar Services

The Partnership for Safe Medicines

Visual Labs

Wold Architects & Engineers


2019 MSA Scholarship Recipients:

Masen Barton - Brainerd, MN

Shelby Bonczek – Cambridge, MN

Alysha Dykhoff - Wadena, MN

Erik Eichstadt – Prior Lake, MN

Olivia Gottschald – Duluth, MN

Jordin Gunderson – Thief River Falls, MN

Cole Hoffman – Chanhassen, MN

Aaron Hulsebus – Bemidji, MN

Brandon Johnson – Alexandria, MN

Jennifer Lax – Sleepy Eye, MN

Daniel Long – Prior Lake, MN

Matthew Wooding- Rochester, MN

Julia Mahowald – Lakeville, MN

Andrew Messner – Hancock, MN

Cody Peterson – Erhard, MN

Caitlin Schumacher – Savage, MN

Carlie Sobiech – Little Falls, MN

Parker Stevens – Truman, MN

Christopher Streed – Duluth, MN

Jeremy Traut – Rice, MN

Kortny Villnow – Brainerd, MN

Alexander Vukelich - Brainerd, MN

Sydney Weniger – Verndale, MN

CLICK HERE for the 2020 MSA Scholarship Application.  (Applications are due to the applicant's Sheriff's Office by October 16, 2020.)

CLICK HERE for the 2020 MSA Policy & Procedure Scholarship Information.

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