Virginia Sheriff's Scholarship

Sheriff Glendell Hill announces each year when applications are being accepted for the Virginia Sheriffs’ Scholarship program.  This scholarship was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an educational curriculum in criminal justice. Accordingly, the 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 participated in the scholarship fund raising efforts. This program is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.

Scholarship Program Policies
  1. Eligibility: students must live in a locality where the sheriff is a member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute and has authorized the Institute to conduct a direct mail special appeal to raise funds for the scholarship program.
  2. Applications must be received in the Prince William County Sheriff's Office by  April 17, 2015. Postmarks will not be accepted;  however, faxes will be  (Fax: 703-792-7485).  The deadline will be adhered to.  (DO NOT send directly to Virginia Sheriffs' Institute; the Sheriff's Office will mail to VSI office by the May 1, 2015 deadline.)
  3. Two types of scholarships will be awarded, one to full-time students and one to part-time students. All the scholarship awards to students will be consistent, i.e. all check amounts will be the same, depending on the type.
  4. Only majors in the criminal justice field will qualify for a scholarship. Those majoring in law or pursuing a career as a lawyer will not be considered a criminal justice major.
  5. Only students accepted to Virginia colleges and universities will be considered.
  6. Applications must be complete, or the student will not be considered.
  7. Checks will be mailed to the individual sheriffs’ offices by the end of May 2015.
  8. Checks will be made payable to the educational institution indicated on the application.
  9. Letters of rejection will be mailed to students directly from the VSI office.
Application Checklist
  • Letter of Recommendation from Local Sheriff?
  • Application Complete?
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice Field (Not Law)?
  • Attending Virginia College or University?
  • Application Received in the Prince William County Sheriff's Office (not VSI Office) by April 18, 2014?
  • Essay Attached?
  • High School Transcripts attached for incoming freshman applicants only?
  • College Transcripts attached for currently enrolled college students?
  • Proof of Acceptance from College or University Attached?
  • S.A.T. Scores Attached for incoming freshman applicants only? 
Click here to download the 2015 application.  
Note: Letter of recommendation from Sheriff Hill will be attached to your application after you submit your application to Sheriff's Office, prior to submittal to Virginia Sheriff's Institute.


2014 Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Name                                  Graduate of                          College/University

Zachary Adams                   Forest Park HS (2014)                  Longwood University
Lauren Austin                      C. D. Hylton HS (2012)                  Longwood University
Stephen Bill                         Osbourn HS (2014)                        Radford University
Zachary Endy                       Forest Park HS (2013)                  George Mason University
Chai A. Fuller                       Brentsville HS (2012)                     Radford University
Shannon Kent                      Forest Park HS (2012)                  Old Dominion University
Whitney White                     Brentsville HS (2011)                     George Mason University