SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Sheriff's Association is offering the John Dennis Scholarship to 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors.
The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. He served his country for 24 years and, in 1963 was elected president of the Missouri Sheriff's Association. In 1976 Dennis retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government in 1992.
In 1988, Dennis was presented a Distinguished Service Award at which time the establishment of the John Dennis Scholarship Fund was announced. Since that time, the award has gone to Missouri students pursuing careers in the criminal justice field.