Fairfax Sheriff Announces College Scholarship Opportunity

January 30, 2012

Are you currently or will you be enrolled in a Virginia college or university? Are you pursuing a degree in the field of criminal justice? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, then you are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) Scholarship Program. Scholarships are available to both full- and part-time students.

As part of the application process, Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry must submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. To obtain a letter of recommendation, please email Lieutenant Steve Elbert or call 703-246-3251 [711 for hearing impaired]. The deadline to request the letter is April 13.

For more information on the VSI Scholarship Program or to download the application, search online for Virginia Sheriffs Institute Scholarship.

Founded in 1981, the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute is a non-profit professional and educational organization. In May 2011, the VSI Scholarship Committee awarded 58 full-time scholarships at $500 each and three part-time scholarships at $250 each, for a total of $29,750. The number and amount of scholarships awarded each year vary depending on the number of eligible students and the amount of money that is raised.

Sheriff Barry is a member of the VSI and participates in the scholarship fundraising efforts.

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