On Wednesday, May 24th, Sheriff Bill Overton recognized the 3 Franklin County residents that were awarded the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship Awards. The VSI awarded 78 scholarships throughout the state of Virginia, this year, totaling $77,000. The receiving student must attend a Virginia college or university and pursuing a college degree in criminal justice. All 3 of Franklin County’s recipients were awarded $1000 each.
Sheriff Bill Overton presented each with their award certificate and stated to the group how proud he was of each student. Overton added, “It is an honor to present these awards and we are sure each of you will make a positive impact as you pursue a career in law enforcement.”