June 28, 2012
Each year the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards $10,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members. The eight members Scholarship Committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receive the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants. Each year eight $1,000 awards are issued and one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.
Sheriff Samuels was killed in the line of duty on January 19th, 2005 and shortly after that, this scholarship was established in his honor. This year there were 21 scholarship applications to be considered.
Winning one of the $1,000 scholarships for 2012 is Kelsy Schoen. Kelsy is from Manhattan and attended the Manhattan High School. Her application was sponsored by her father, RCPD Director Brad Schoen.
The Kansas Sheriffs Association wishes Kelsy our best for her educational future.
Sheriff Sandy Horton