Arkansas Sheriffs Wives Association
Instructions for Scholarship Application 2020
Qualifications for those seeking scholarship:
- Planning to attend college, graduate school, technical school or other qualifying education institution in Arkansas Fall Semester 2020
- Proof academic merit via attached transcript (applications without a transcript will be disqualified)
- High school graduate or equivalent (attached proof is required)
Must be the dependent child, step-child, or adopted child of a current Arkansas Sheriff or sworn full-time deputy serving in the State of Arkansas.
Instructions for those completing a FIRST TIME application:
ALL parts of the application MUST be completed and submitted in an adequate time frame to allow receipt by the deadline (April 15th). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please do not spend the extra money on priority mail unless the deadline is fast approaching. Do not send via certified mail. The Scholarship Committee will not make trips to the post office to pick up any applications sent via certified mail.
Please type or print LEGIBLY in ink. (If we can’t read your handwriting, your application will be disqualified) Attach the following to complete the application:
Two character reference letters. One MUST be from a county employee other than a relative (such as a deputy, judge, or sheriff that can attest that you are deserving of this award and will use it responsibly).
A biographical essay including family history and educational background, financial need, and other pertinent information about yourself including your desired course of study. (one page or less)
Mail completed application with required attachments to:
Jonesboro, AR 72404
EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
A completed application MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 15, 2020. Late applications will NOT be considered. Scholarships will be announced in May and checks awarded in June or July, pending receipt of proof of enrollment. Emailed proof of enrollment will NOT be accepted.
Please note that proof of enrollment will be required prior to your award distribution. The proof of enrollment deadline is by July 31st. If your proof of enrollment has not been received by then, no award money will be sent.
What this means: Your award will be announced via email in May, and your actual award check will be mailed when proof of enrollment for the Fall Semester is received. This needs to be in the form of a schedule of Fall 2020 classes from your college, trade school or university.
NOTE: Check for your award notification in your spam email if you have not received it via regular email by the end of May. Do NOT contact your sheriff or sheriff’s wife.
Proof of Enrollment
Mail as soon as available (or along with application if possible too)
Jonesboro, AR 72404
*Please do NOT contact your sheriff or sheriff’s wife to inquire about your award. As stated previously, your award will NOT be mailed until your proof of enrollment for Fall 2020 is received. This award is intended to be applied toward the Fall semester, therefore it may be the end of July or the first of August before all awards are issued.
*IF you receive notification in May that you will be receiving an award, AND you have sent in proof of enrollment for Fall 2020, but you have not received your award by AUGUST- please notify Tonya Boyd via the email address that you received your notification from.