The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Board of Directors has approved a memorial scholarship fund honoring long time Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.
Henderson, who died in August after serving as Floyd County prosecuting attorney for 17 years, was a longtime representative of Indiana to the National District Attorneys Association, advocating for Indiana prosecutors at the national level.
The scholarship fund in his honor will offer $500 per year to two different Indiana prosecutors for a national training course. The board of directors authorized funding for the scholarship for five years, totaling $5,000.
”Keith was an important part of our board for many years and played a vital role as a voice for Hoosier prosecutors on a national stage,” said Pat Harrington, president of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys. “This scholarship will honor Keith’s legacy by training up the next generation of Indiana prosecutors.”
To qualify for the scholarship, recipients must choose a training hosted by the National District Attorneys Association in the subject matters of DNA, homicide, career prosecutor, or executive courses. Recipients must also have at least three years of experience as a prosecutor with a goal of continuing in the field of criminal prosecution.
Special consideration will be given for any applicant who previously served as a police officer or sheriff’s deputy, the press release says, as Henderson worked as a law enforcement officer prior to becoming a prosecutor.