COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 14

April 5, 2005

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs Scholarships (VCOPS)

 

The Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs (VCOPS) is sponsoring its annual college scholarship program for Virginia high school seniors who plan to attend college. The annual VCOPS scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 to the high school student who submits the best essay on Virginia law enforcement and the general theme Virginia Law Enforcement: A Commitment to Community.

 

Essay submissions should contain the name, social security number, full address and telephone number of the high school senior submitting the essay, as well as the name, address, and telephone number of the students high school. In addition to the essay, all applicants should include a brief paragraph of no more than 150 words concerning the students plans for college.

 

All essays must be submitted to VCOPS Scholarship Competition, 10500 Sager Avenue, Suite C, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, no later than April 30, 2005. To get more information about the scholarship, go to the following link: www.virginiacops.org/Programs/Scholar/Scholarship.htm or contact VCOPS at (800) 913-2727, or Dr. Willie Stroble willie.stroble@doe.virginia.gov, school counseling specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 786-9377.

 

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