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Sergeant William Jace Cherry Memorial Scholarship

2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 15, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Criminal justice or law enforcement

Sergeant William Jace Cherry was a beloved husband and a Sheriff Deputy who was sadly killed in the line of duty. 

William was dedicated to law enforcement all his life, having a passion for serving the people of his community and a commitment to making the world safer. Following in William’s footsteps and pursuing law enforcement takes great bravery and dedication, and those who share these values should be rewarded.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of Sergeant William Jace Cherry by supporting students who share his calling to law enforcement. 

Any high school or undergraduate student in Tennessee who is pursuing criminal justice or law enforcement may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us what has led you to pursue law enforcement and what experiences have influenced this decision.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published April 2, 2024
Essay Topic

Please tell us what has led you to want to join law enforcement and any experiences that have influenced you in this pursuit.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2024.