Scholarship Program

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

January 24, 2020

Suffolk Sheriff’s Scholarship Awarded

          Since 1994, the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute have awarded seventy-two scholarships totaling $56,300 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.

Scholarship Applications will be available on the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute website in 2021. 


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.

Do you know a driven Virginia college student, or graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in criminal justice? Then encourage them to apply for the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) scholarship! The application deadline to apply is May 1, 2020. For more details please contact our office at 757-514-7840 or click on the links below.

Click HERE to read the scholarship policies and application checklist. Click HERE to access the scholarship sign up page!

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 24, 2020