Scholarship Program

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sheriff E. C. Harris
Suffolk Sheriff's Office
150 N. Main Street
Suffolk, VA  23434
757-514-7840
757-514-7853 – Fax
SUFFOLK, VA., May 31, 2018

Suffolk Sheriff’s Scholarship Awarded

     Sheriff E. C. Harris is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship Program.  This year’s recipient’s, Jean-Mathias Bile, Blake Davis, and Ashton Headrick, received a 1,000 scholarship.

     Since 1994, the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute have awarded sixty-nine scholarships totaling $53,300 to students residing in the City of Suffolk.  This is an annual scholarship program available to students that are majoring in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement related studies.  For further information, you may contact the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office at 757-514-7840.


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The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) Scholarship Program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in law enforcement or criminal justice. Accordingly, 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. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.

Beginning this year, VSI will only accept online applications. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 school year is May 1, 2018.  Applications submitted online after this deadline will not be considered. It is necessary for resident sheriffs to submit a letter of recommendation for each completed online application.

Click HERE to download the scholarship policies and an application checklist.

The 2018 online application is available on the VSI website by clicking HERE. Students will be required to log-in into the online application system to compete their application.  All required documents and information will need to be uploaded into the application for the application to be complete.

The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected class.
Date posted: January 31, 2018