The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Employees Benevolent Association is taking applications for the 2017 scholarship award in the amount of $500.

The scholarship is available to any high school senior who is planning on entering the criminal justice or political science field and is limited to law enforcement only.

Applicants must be residents of Cattaraugus County to quality for the award. Any interested person should contact the guidance office in their school for an application and further information.

Applications should be postmarked no later than May 31.