By: Newport News

Newport News, VA – Sheriff Gabe Morgan encourages Newport News students studying for a career in law enforcement or criminal justice to apply for a scholarship from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI). 

There are $1,000 scholarships for full-time students and $500 for part-time students attending a state college or university in the 2023-2024 school year.

The VSI only accepts applications online, so go to the VSI website to get information on eligibility, the application checklist, and more.  Create an account to get started.

One of the items applicants will need is a letter of recommendation from Sheriff Morgan. Call 757-926-3992 to schedule an appointment to talk with him. 

All required documents, including the sheriff’s recommendation letter and the completed application,

must be uploaded to the VSI by the May 1 deadline.  

Winners will receive acceptance letters that they need to sign and return so the VSI can issue the scholarship checks directly to their college or university.

The VSI stresses these scholarships are not for students majoring in law or pursuing a career as a lawyer. 

For questions, contact the NNSO Public Information Office at  

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