BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller recently had the honor of presenting a $1,000 scholarship to a local high school graduate on behalf of the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute.
According to an announcement from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 8, the scholarship recipient was Cameron Morris, a recent graduate of Staunton River High School.
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute was established as a non-profit organization and founded to provide education and training to institute members, including sheriffs and deputies across the Commonwealth.
In addition, the VSI Scholarship Committee awards scholarships supporting college students who are pursuing an education in Criminal Justice at a Virginia college or university. However, the scholarships are only available to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs took part in scholarship fundraising efforts.
Authorities say Morris took a forensics class during his junior year of high school, inspiring him to pursue a career in law enforcement.
“Cameron plans to attend Radford University in the Fall and is looking forward to joining the law enforcement profession when he completes his education,” the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said in Tuesday’s statement.