Kinzley Cornwell, of Udall, is a winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the Kansas Sheriffs Association.

Cornwell attends Kansas State University. Her application was sponsored by her father, Jessie Cornwell.

“The Kansas Sheriffs Association wishes Kinzley our best for her educational future,” states a news release.

Each year, the Kansas Sheriffs Association awards up to $15,000 worth of educational scholarships to eligible members or family members.

Its eight-member scholarship committee, chaired by Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, receives the written applications and conducts interviews with all applicants.

This year, 13 $1,000 awards were issued, as well as one $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award. Samuels was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 19, 2005 and shortly after that, this award was established in his honor. This year, there were 31 scholarship applications to be considered by the committee.

This information was provided by Sheriff Sandy Horton (Ret.), executive director of the Kansas Sheriffs Association.

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