Needs-Based Program Discounts / Scholarships

Needs-based Program Discounts/ Fee Waivers

When funding is available, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police will accept applications for needs-based discounts / fee waivers from applicable law-enforcement agencies.  The scholarships are intended to increase the learning opportunities for Virginia's law-enforcement officers.  This resource is generally most applicable to small agencies (35 or less sworn force) or those agencies with limited resources and training budgets.  These discounts / fee waivers are only available for sworn law-enforcement officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Federal officers and civilian personnel working in law enforcement agencies are not eligible.  Requests for needs based-scholarships are accepted, as funding is available, for the following leadership education and training programs:  
For more information or any questions, please contact our Programs Manager, Stephanie Diaz, at (804) 709-1094 or email stephanie@vachiefs.org.
 

Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS

This is a partial needs-based scholarship for PELS and is available to sworn law enforcement officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia who qualify for, and are accepted into, PELS.  The scholarship is available to individuals from organizations who have a financial need and are from a small department (35 or less sworn force) or are a graduate of the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times (ILCT).  This scholarship is not available to federal officers, civilian personnel working in law-enforcement agencies, or sworn officers employed by agencies outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The amount of the scholarship will be determined by the PELS Alumni Section Scholarship Committee and will not exceed $1,000.

Prospective applicants should carefully read the qualification, application requirements, and selection criteria.   The scholarship application and required documents should be submitted along with the PELS application package.  Application packages received after the stated deadline for the PELS Session requested will not be considered unless prior authorization has been granted from the PELS Alumni Section Scholarship Committee or representative thereof.
For more information or any questions, please contact our Programs Manager, Stephanie Diaz, at (804) 709-1094 or email stephanie@vachiefs.org.

 
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.