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Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill is pleased to announce the awarding of scholarships to nine local students on June 1, 2016.  The presentation was held in partnership with the Prince William County School Board at the Kelly Leadership Center located in Manassas, VA.  The awardees were recognized in front of the Prince William County School Board members, Superintendent Steven Walts, and residents of the county for their academic accomplishments and hard work.  Sheriff Hill stated, "It is an honor to award these students with the Virginia Sheriff's Institute Scholarships, as one day soon these students will be future public safety officers… hopefully right here in Prince William County."

The $1,000.00 scholarships were provided by the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) to assist students in their educational endeavors. The VSI scholarship program was established to afford an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an education in criminal justice and is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities. The scholarship program is funded, in part, through the support of local citizens and businesses who become associate members of the VSI. 

The Sheriff's Office works with local high schools guidance counselors to encourage students to apply for the program starting on February 1st each year.  Students can reapply while they are in college, to continue receiving awards throughout their tenure.  This year, VSI awarded 86 scholarships to young people across Virginia.  Prince William County students was fortunate to receive 9 of those scholarships. 




Name                                     Graduate of                                      College/University

Zachary Adams                    Forest Park HS (2014)                    Longwood


Nicole Bill                              Osbourn High School (2016)         James Madison University


Stephen Bill                          Osbourn High School (2014)         Radford University


Dakia Amesha Chaney      Gar-Field High School (2014)        Virginia Commonwealth


Matthew Critchley                Forest Park High (2015)                Virginia Commonwealth


Zachary Endy                       Forest Park High (2013)                 George Mason


Jessica LaFarree                 Gar-Field High (2016)                       University of Virginia


Mary McDonald                    Potomac High (2016)                     George Mason University


Melissa Sanchez                 Woodbridge Senior High (2013)     Averett University


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