Online Scholarship Application

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Statement of Activities, Honors, Leadership

List school and community activities, including years in which you participated. High school activities may be included if you are currently a high school or freshman student. Identify leadership positions you have held. List any honors or awards you have received.*

Professional Information

Supply a brief resume of any work experience, including your position, starting and terminating dates and any other pertinent information.*


Please write a short essay on (a) your proposed course of college study, (b) how you reached this decision, (c) what you expect to gain from college, and (d) your personal goals and ambitions. Be thoughtful in developing your essay. The essay is your opportunity to convey your motivations and personal characteristics to members of the committee making the scholarship decision.

Each document may be a Word document, text file or PDF. File size limit for each file is 1.5 mbs.


I believe myself eligible for the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute scholarship program and certify that all information contained in this application is complete and true.

I understand that the decisions of the committee in the selection of the scholarship recipients will be final.

I do hereby give permission to the Virginia Sheriffs' Institute (VSI) or the Virginia Sheriffs' Association (VSA) to publish my name, where I live (city, county and state only), college I am attending, essay and photograph(s) of award being presented. This information may be used in newsletters, website, brochures, newspaper or other forms of media publication. By submitting and signing the application, Applicant, or if a minor, applicant's parent or legal guardian, consents and authorizes the use of the Applicant's name and photograph in any VSI/VSA publication, advertisement, publicity, correspondence and/or disclosure.

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