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 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.


Thank You

2019 Exhibitor Sustaining Scholarship Members

for supporting MSA and the Scholarship Program



Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Advanced Correctional Healthcare



BKV Group – Architects & Engineers


Computer Information Systems

Contegrity Group, Inc.

Dick Buss & Associates LLC

Emergency Automotive Technologies

Gary L. Fischler & Associates



Independent Emergency Services

Klein McCarthy Architects

Life Link III

Loffler Companies

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

Northland Business Systems

Precision Kiosk Technologies

Prodigy Solutions

Reliance Telephone

Securus Technologies

Stellar Services

The Blue Pages

Turnkey Corrections


Visual Labs

Watchguard Video

Wenzel Financial Services

Wold Architects & Engineers


2018 MSA Scholarship Recipients:

Hannah Aldrich – St. Cloud, Minnesota

Jordan Allen – Windom, Minnesota

Aidan Bartels – Alexandria, Minnesota

Andrew Beste – Bemidji, Minnesota

Samuel Ehlers – Le Center, Minnesota

Makenzie Fiedler – Lake City, Minnesota

Roman Hagen – St. Peter, Minnesota

Bobbie Hauser – Little Falls, Minnesota

Alida Hogan – Duluth, Minnesota

Alixendra Jolin – Cloquet, Minnesota

Nicole Kane – Adams, Minnesota

Nicholas Kenyon – Willow River, Minnesota

Jennifer Lax – Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

Jordan Markegard – Peterson, Minnesota

Noah Maschino – Willmar, Minnesota

Melissa Morazan – Long Prairie, Minnesota

Katherine Ochtrup – Two Harbors, Minnesota

Samantha Pettey – Winona, Minnesota

Will Smith – St. Paul, Minnesota

Nellie Torgerson – Duluth, Minnesota



CLICK HERE for the 2019 MSA Scholarship Application.  PLEASE NOTE that scholarship applications are due to your local Sheriff's Office by October 25, 2019.

CLICK HERE for the 2019 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