LEX T. ECKENRODE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PELS
“Lead from the Heart”
-PELS 33 Scholarship Application-
Application Deadline is August 2, 2013
-PELS 34 Scholarship Application-
Application Deadline is December 2, 2013
This scholarship was established by the graduates of the 24th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School to honor the legacy that Lex T. Eckenrode created through his vision and his values.
Lex T. Eckenrode was the CEO of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation (VPCF) following his retirement from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) until his death in 2009. His message to the graduates of the Professional Executive Leadership School was not about great leadership theories or applications, but more about how these individuals looked at themselves as leaders at home, at work and in their community. He asked each graduate to think about the legacy they would leave, not just in their professional career, but in everyday life. Leading by example and providing inspiration and encouragement to those he came in contact with, Lex built relationships that created an atmosphere in the Commonwealth of Virginia that allowed law enforcement leaders to flourish. 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.
The Lex T. Eckenrode Scholarship for PELS is a partial scholarship to attend the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) program and is to be awarded to individuals who portray the ability to acquire the leadership qualities that Lex inspired in those around him to create within themselves. It is available to sworn law enforcement officers employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia who qualify for and are accepted into PELS. One scholarship of $1,000 is available per PELS session.
Prospective applicants should carefully read the guidelines and procedures and provide the necessary information on the attached 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 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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