The Bob Price Memorial Scholarship awarded twelve $1,000 scholarships to students in Gillespie, Carrollton, Carlinville, Litchfield, Southwestern, Nokomis, North Mac, Jerseyville, and North Greene. Among the recipients was Katharine Polo of Gillespie.
Polo is the daughter of Kevin and Therese Polo and plans to attend Southeast Missouri State University to study criminology.
The scholarship is in memory of Master Sergeant Price and a way to continue his legacy of serving others by helping students fulfill their career dreams. The scholarship is available annually to graduating high school seniors in the five counties of Illinois State Police District #18: Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery.
In the past ten years that the scholarship has been available, sixty scholarships have been awarded. The annual fundraiser for the scholarship is a golf outing scheduled for September 30 at Timber Lakes Golf Course.