If you are a rising senior at Franklin County High School and are going to college for a Criminal Justice Degree, the VSI offers a scholarship. This is also for those already in college for a Criminal Justice Degree.
Follow the link, below, and apply for this scholarship.
Sheriff Overton said today, "We partner with the Virginia Sheriff's Institute again this year and hope those that qualify for this scholarship will go to the website and complete all the requirements to apply. Only one is chosen per jusristiction, so we are excited to participate in seeing a motivated, young, Franklin County student be our representative for these funds."
NOTE: To all those wishing to apply, VSI encourages all applicants to follow the directions precisely as it is spelled out in the website page. Please note the deadline is May 1, 2021.
One of these requirements applicants will encounter, they must have a letter of recommendation from the local sheriff.
Franklin County applicants can do this by sending a letter to:
Sheriff Bill Overton
70 East Court Street
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
In this letter, state your desire to be considered for the VSI Scholarship and state you are asking for a letter of recommendation. Also, please supply all your contact information (full name, address and phone number).
Thanks and good luck to all our applicants.