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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
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Sheriff Fred S. Clark presented three recent Halifax County High School graduates students pursuing Criminal Justice degrees with $1,000 scholarships as part of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship Program.

The three scholarship recipients were Ashley Collins – an upcoming freshman at Marymount University, Stephen Comer – an upcoming freshman at Averett University, and Sara Moser – an upcoming freshman at Southside Virginia Community College. Collins, Comer, and Moser were 3 of the 71 scholarships awarded from the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute Scholarship Program. The program was established to assist students pursuing a college degree in Criminal Justice at Virginia colleges and universities. Students have to complete an application, meet all requirements of the scholarship program, write an essay, and obtain a letter of recommendation from their local sheriff.
Director of the Virginia Sheriff Institute, John Jones, states that this year’s scholarship program was very successful due to broad financial support from citizens across Virginia that joined the VSI as associate and business members.

“I am very pleased to announce that all Halifax County students that applied for the Virginia Sheriff’s Association scholarship received a $1,000 scholarship,” stated Clark. Sheriff Clark congratulates Collins, Comer, and Moser on their scholarships and wishes them success in their educational endeavors and future careers in criminal justice. During the presentation of the certificates, Clark told the students how proud he was of them and admired them for dedicating their futures to law enforcement. Clark also expresses his appreciation to the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute for the scholarship program.

Congratulations to all! We look forward to them proudly representing the “Serve and Protect” motto in the future!