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Regional Office of Education

Christopher D. Mehochko

Regional Superintendent
Morris Office: (815) 941-3247  |  Fax: (815) 942-5384
Yorkville Office: (630) 553-4168  |  Fax: (630) 553-4152


  • The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with Peace Keepers, Inc announces that it will be awarding college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to Law Enforcement or Military dependents wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic years. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books, and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within the State of Illinois.

    There will be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The only limitations are as follows:
    1. Applicants must be permanent Illinois residents
    2. Scholarships must be utilized at institutions of higher learning within the State of Illinois
    3. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2020-2021 school years.
    4. Applicants must be dependents of active duty or retired Law Enforcement or Law Enforcement killed in line of duty death or dependents of active duty military, active military reserve, active National Guard or a member killed in action

Applications are now available on the ISA website Students must complete the application; answer the essay question and return all documentation to the Sheriff’s Office in their permanent county of residence by May 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact your local Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, high school advising center or college financial aid office.

    • Illinois Sheriffs' Association CGTI Scholarship (Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute on Substance Abuse)

      For over 28 years, the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has been awarding scholarships for youth to attend the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI). CGTI is a 5-day youth leadership conference sponsored by the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). It is an award-winning program that offers opportunities for teenagers around the state to learn about leadership, healthy choices and working with others to create better communities.

      Throughout the week, participating teenagers will hear from renowned speakers from across the country, participate in discussion groups, and enjoy many activities that promote healthy lifestyles. The participants meet with their Community Action Team, which is a group of students from his or her geographical area that assesses the needs of the community and develops plans to address issues. The teens will learn to develop skills to advocate for positive change, make a difference in their community, communicate more effectively, and prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

      This application is for an Illinois Sheriffs' Association (ISA) scholarship. Scholarships are open to middle and high school students entering 7th-12th grade for the next (2020-2021) school year. There is a limited amount of scholarships awarded each year. Once submitted, your application will go through a review process and you will be contacted by CGTI at a later date with further details.

      2020 CGTI Application: 

    • The IL Sheriff’s Association - Any student that will be attending an IL college full time in the fall is eligible to apply.  Kendall County residents will need to send their application to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, all those residing outside Kendall County will need to send their application to the Sheriff’s Office of the County in which they reside.

    • Kendall County Chiefs' of Police Scholarship - Click here for the application.

    • The Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police is currently accepting applications for their annual college scholarships.  Click here for the application.

    • Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police - The Kendall County Association of Chiefs of Police scholarship funds are intended to assist students with the cost of tuition, books and fees.

    • Marianjoy Scholarship - scholarship for students with physical disabilities are now available on their website: 

    • COWL - Conference of Women Legislators Scholarship - scholarship available to women ages 25 and older who are seeking an undergraduate degree.  
      Click here for the Application and Waiver of Confidentiality

    • State Scholarships & Grants

    • Waubonsee Community College

    • Marquis Energy has recently developed a scholarship program for skilled trades at four community colleges. We will be awarding up to 5 scholarships.

      We have identified the following degrees or certificate programs at both Black Hawk, Black Hawk - East, Illinois Central, and Sauk that students may use the scholarship towards:

Black Hawk College

Engineering Technology Electrical Track (AAS)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (Certificate)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Certificate)

Welding (Certificate)

Black Hawk - East College

Engineering Technology Electrical Track (AAS)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (Certificate)

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Certificate)

Welding (Certificate)

Illinois Central College

Industrial Electrical Technology (AAS)

HVAC Technician (Certificate)

HVAC/R Technology (AAS)

Welding Specialist (Certificate)

Welding Technology (AAS)

Sauk Valley Community College

Industrial Maintenance Technician (Certificate)

Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning: Entry Level Technician (Certificate)

Multi-craft Technology (AAS)

Welder: Advanced (Certificate) 

To access the scholarship application and learn more visit The deadline to apply is May 18.