April 20, 2017 - The Sheriff's Association of Texas has awarded a scholarship for the Spring 2017 Semester to Bethany Birdwell, daughter of Shelby County Sheriff's Office Investigator Del Birdwell and Joanna Birdwell.
Bethany is a student at Stephen F. Austin State University, majoring in Education.
The Sheriffs' Association of Texas offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university. In addition to the Sheriffs' Association of Texas scholarships, several others are made available through the generosity of individuals or other organizations. These funds are managed by the Sheriffs' Association of Texas for award to qualified students. The scholarships are awarded once in the Spring Semester and once in the Fall Semester of each year. Since 1981, the Sheriffs' Association of Texas has awarded 1,891 youth scholarships, totaling $945,500.
On hand for the presentation of the scholarship to Bethany were Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell, Investigator Birdwell and Chief Deputy DJ Dickerson.
Submitted by Leah Chase, SCSO Media Relations