LEX T. ECKENRODE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PELS
“Lead from the Heart”
Lex T. Eckenrode was the CEO of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation and retired Deputy Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. Leading by example and providing inspiration and encouragement to all of those he came in contact with, Mr. Eckenrode built relationships that created an atmosphere in the Commonwealth of Virginia that has allowed law enforcement leaders to flourish.
His message to the graduates of the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) was not about great leadership theories or applications, but more about how these individuals look at themselves as leaders at home, at work and in their community. He asked each graduate to think about the legacy they will leave, not just in their professional career, but in everyday life. He shared with the graduates that life is all about relationships. If they cannot build relationships based upon what comes from their hearts, then they will not be very successful leaders.
With this message in mind, the graduates of the 24th Session of PELS created the Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS. This scholarship has been established to honor the legacy that Mr. Eckenrode created through his vision and his values and is to be awarded to individuals who portray the ability to acquire the leadership qualities that Mr. Eckenrode showed us all and inspired in those around him to create within themselves.
Application Deadline is November 1, 2014
This is a partial 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 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 scholarship is not available to federal officers or 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 PELSAA Scholarship Committee and will not exceed $1,000.
Prospective applicants should carefully read the guidelines and procedures and provide the necessary information on the application form.
Sorry, but this scholarship is not available to federal officers or civilian personnel working in law-enforcement agencies, or sworn officers employed by agencies outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Chief James R. West, Kingsmill Police Department
PELS Session 35
Deputy Chief D. Wayne Petefish, Luray Police Department
PELS Session 33
Chief Jesse L. Shupe, Louisa Police Department
PELS Session 32
Lieutenant F. Todd Foreman, Bedford Police Department
PELS Session 31
Lieutenant Timothy W. Whitt, Franklin Police Department
PELS Session 28
Lieutenant Marcus A. Vaught, Vinton Police Department
PELS Session 27
First Sergeant Mark E. Riley, Lexington Police Department
PELS Session 27
The Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, 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 Foundation's non-discrimination policies:
Chairman of the Board
Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation
1606 Santa Rosa Rd., Ste. 134
Henrico, Virginia 23229
For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, contact the Office for Civil Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 421-3481.
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