Scholarship honors Sheriff Stanley E. Knox

Former Waldo County Sheriff
Apr 03, 2019
Stanley E. Knox, sheriff of Waldo County from 1971 to 1991. Applications are available now for the Stanley E. Knox Memorial Scholarship.

Unity — Applications are now available for the Stanley E. Knox Memorial Scholarship, open to any graduating high school student who lives in Waldo County and plans to pursue a college degree in law enforcement, education or a technical trade.

Stanley E. Knox enjoyed working with and for the people he served. According to a press release from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook, Knox was in the Military Police battalion in the U.S. Army in World War II, and later became the youngest chief of police in the United States in his hometown of Saco, Maine.

He served 20 years in the Maine State Police and after retiring, served 20 years as Waldo County sheriff. Knox always believed in the power of education. This scholarship honors his dedication as a public servant and gives students the gift of education.

Two scholarships will be awarded upon successful completion of the first semester of college, each for $1,300.

Applications can be picked up at the guidance offices of Belfast, Searsport and Mount View high schools and the Waldo County Technical Center. They can also be picked up at the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, 6 Public Safety Way, Belfast.

Any graduating senior, residing in Waldo County, who does not attend these high schools may contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office to obtain a copy of the application. Call 338-6786 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ask for Michelle or Diana.

All applications are due back before May 1.

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