Students who are pursuing a career in criminal justice or law enforcement are eligible for a scholarship through the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI).
Sheriff Gabe Morgan encourages Newport News students to apply if they’ll be attending a Virginia college or university in the upcoming school year.
Full-time students who meet eligibility requirements will receive $1,000 and part-time students will receive $500 to help them pursue their higher education goals.
A letter of recommendation from Sheriff Morgan is one of the application requirements. Interested students should call 757-926-3992 to schedule an appointment to speak with him. Due to COVID-19 in the community, in-person interviews are not possible.
Complete information on the scholarship can be found on the Sheriff’s Office website
May 1 is the deadline for students to submit their completed application. Note: Interested students who do not live in Newport News should contact the sheriff’s office where they live to see if it is participating.