Needs-Based Program Discounts / Scholarships

To increase the learning opportunities for Virginia's law-enforcement officers, when funding is available, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police provides partial needs-based program scholarships.  These scholarships may cover up to 75% of the program fee and lodging, and are available to state and local government law enforcement agencies located in the Commonwealth of Virginia who have limited financial resources.  Federal officers, civilian personnel working in law-enforcement agencies, and sworn officers employed by agencies located outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia are not eligible.  For more information or questions about our scholarship programs, please contact our Programs Manager, Stephanie Diaz, at stephanie@vachiefs.org.
 

Needs-Based Scholarships for VACP Programs

Requests for needs based-scholarships are not being accepted at this time.
 

Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS

This scholarship is available to sworn law enforcement officers employed by state and local government law enforcement agencies located in the Commonwealth of Virginia who are accepted into PELS.  This is a partial scholarship that is available to individuals who have a financial need and are either from a small department (35 or less sworn force) or a graduate of the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT).  This is a partial scholarship for PELS.  The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the PELS Alumni Section and will not exceed $1,000.  Applications are judged on financial need, awards/honors/achievements, community/civic involvement, essay, and letter of recommendation.  All decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final.
   

J. Steven Bryan Scholarship for PELS

This is a needs based scholarship that is available to sworn law enforcement officers employed by state and local government law enforcement agencies located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a US Military Veteran; preference is given to combat veterans.  For more information on this scholarship program, please go to https://www.vachiefs.org/vfw_scholarship
 
The Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or age in its programs or activities, including education policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and other programs.  The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the VACP's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
880 Technology Park Drive, Ste. 100
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 285-8227

For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at ocr.de@ed.gov or call (800) 421-3481.