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St. Louis County students earn $2,000 scholarships from the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association

Sheriff Gordon Ramsay presented a $2,000 scholarship to Andrew Shamberger on behalf of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association.

The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association (MSA) has announced its annual list of scholarship winners, and two area college students are among the 16 recipients.

Andrew Shamberger of Duluth and Nils DeRemee of Ely each received a $2,000 scholarship to assist with education costs as they pursue a degree that will lead to a career in law enforcement.

St. Louis County Sheriff Gordon Ramsay presented Shamberger and DeRemee with checks on behalf of the MSA.

Sheriff Gordon Ramsay presented a $2,000 scholarship to Nils DeRemee on behalf of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association.

Schamberger is attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and expects to graduate from the law enforcement program this summer. He currently serves as a community service officer with the Duluth Police Department.

DeRemee will be graduating from St. Mary's University this spring with a major in Criminal Justice. He also has taken classes at Vermilion Community College. Last summer he interned with the Sheriff's Office.

The MSA awards scholarships each year to law enforcement students to assist with training and education expenses. This year’s recipients represent a broad spectrum of applicants, and were chosen based on qualifications and academic excellence that reflect the dedication and pride of those choosing to enter the difficult but rewarding profession of law enforcement and public service. Additional information about the award and the MSA can be found online at

Serving more than 200,000 people living within St. Louis County’s 7,000 square miles, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office operates out of regional offices in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing, with additional stations in Ely, Mountain Iron, Cook and Orr.