NORFOLK — For city residents planning on pursuing a career in the criminal justice field at a Virginia college or university there’s some scholarship money available through the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute.
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship Program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice, according to the institute’s website.
It gives out around 50 to 100 scholarships a year, amounting to $1,000 for full time students and $500 for part time students, according to the institute.
The VSI’s Board of Directors has established the application process for students to receive scholarships to assist in their educational endeavors.
The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participate in the VSI’s fundraising efforts.
Sheriff Joe Baron is the local participant, making Norfolk residents eligible and those in Norfolk who wish to apply must also submit a letter of recommendation from the sheriff.
To request a letter of recommendation, applicants must download and email a completed application along with their request to Diana Minor, Secretary to the Sheriff (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 24.
Thie program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.
VSI only accepts online applications.
The application deadline is Wednesday, May 1.
Click HERE to access the scholarship policies and an application checklist.
The 2019 online application is available on the VSI website by clicking HERE.