ARLINGTON, Va. – The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute, on May 27, 2014 presented Arlington resident Kiana Carter a $1,000 scholarship. Carter, a graduating senior at Wakefield High School, will be attending Virginia State University, where she plans to study Criminal Justice.
The Virginia Sheriffs’ Scholarship program was established to provide an opportunity for young people across Virginia to pursue an education in criminal justice. The scholarships are available only to students in jurisdictions where sheriffs participated in scholarship fundraising efforts and is limited to students attending Virginia colleges and universities.
The Sheriff’s Office has participated in this scholarship program for more than 10 years with 9 deserving Arlington students receiving scholarships.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world -- including the Pentagon -- Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.