Prince William County Sheriff Glendell Hill is pleased to announce the awarding of $1,000 scholarships to four local college students on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The scholarship presentation was held in the Conference Room of the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office. The scholarship recipients, among their close family members, were recognized for their academic achievements and commitment to pursuing a college education in the criminal justice field. During the presentation, Sheriff Hill was inspired by the students and commended them for having an interest in law enforcement. Sheriff Hill stated, “You are the future. By going to school and getting experience, you are preparing yourselves to be qualified candidates for future careers in law enforcement.” Sheriff Hill hopes the students decide to come back to Prince William County to work in law enforcement once they complete their degrees and encouraged them to do so. He also reminded them of the importance of surrounding themselves with good people because they represent their family, friends and community.
The scholarships were provided to the students through the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI). The VSI Scholarship program was created to provide an opportunity for young people, across the state of Virginia, to receive financial assistance in their pursuit of an education in the criminal justice field while attending Virginia colleges and universities. The scholarship program would not exist without the financial support of local citizens and businesses who are associate members of VSI.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages local high school and college students to apply for the scholarship starting in February of each year. Students can re-apply for the scholarship while they are in college to continue receiving awards throughout their college years. This year, the VSI awarded 66 scholarships to students throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office received four of those scholarships.
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