Ripley Co. Sheriff’s Office Accepting “Mums For Education” Scholarship Applications
By Travis Thayer
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a new scholarship program by selling mums. Photo provided.
(Ripley County, Ind.) – A unique idea for a scholarship program has raised enough money to award two scholarships this spring.
Ripley County Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth is accepting scholarships applications for the “Mums for Education” program.
In September, the program began when female inmates grew and cared for 500 mums that were sold for $5 each.
The program has raised enough money for two $1000 scholarships to be given to students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice.
Applications are available from each school’s guidance counselor, the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s website or the Ripley County Community Foundation.
The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on March 31.