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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Application Checklist

  • A Current Letter of Recommendation from the Sheriff where you Live and Vote? The letter must be from the Sheriff. Letters from deputies or other staff members in the office will not be accepted.  The letter must be current.  Past recommendation letters will not be accepted.
  • Application Completed Online and Electronically Signed?
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice Field (Not pre-law/law)?
  • Attending a Virginia College or University for the 2024-25 school year?
  • Application and all Required Documents and Information Submitted Online by May 1, 2024?
  • Essay Included?
  • High School Transcripts submitted (for incoming freshman applicants only)?
  • College Transcripts submitted for currently enrolled college students? College student’s transcripts must list the major. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted.
  • Proof of Acceptance from College or University Submitted (for incoming freshman applicants only)?
  • For Students 18 and older, a copy of voter registration card submitted? For students under 18, a copy of a government issued picture ID with home address submitted?
To access the online 2024-25 Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute scholarship application, please check back here in January 2024