In honor of Mike Tilley, the FIVE-O’s TIKI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is awarded once annually to three qualified graduating high school students whose parent(s) are active, retired, or deceased sworn employees of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Henrico County Police Division, Henrico County Sheriff’s Office, King William County Sheriff’s Office, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, or Goochland County Sheriff’s Office. The applicant must be attending an accredited college/university or technical/trade/vocational institution in the United States.

 

 The Scholarship Committee will be made up of three Five-O’s Tiki Foundation members. The top applicants (Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (1), Henrico County Police Division (1) and (1 total) from the other listed jurisdictions) will each receive a $1,000.00 check written directly to the attending accredited college/university or technical/trade/vocational institution in the United States in the winner’s name.

 

Important Disclaimers

The prospective Freshman scholarship applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be the biological, adopted or stepchild of a sworn employee of Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Henrico County Police Division, Henrico County Sheriff’s Office, King William County Sheriff’s Office, Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office, or Goochland County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Application period is until May 25, 2024. No applications will be accepted beyond the May 12 deadline 
  • Applicant must be a 2024 high school graduate (public, private or homeschool).
  • Applicant must be pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, certificate, graduate or law degree at any accredited college/university or technical/trade/vocational institution in the United States.
  • Applicant plans to attend in the following year of the student’s graduating year.
  • Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and attending school in the United States.
  • If, for any reason, the applicant does not attend school, the awarded scholarship amount must be returned to the Five-O’s Tiki Foundation Scholarship fund.
  • Submit a completed Five-O’s Tiki Foundation Scholarship application below.

Five-O’s Tiki Foundation Scholarship Committee must receive your application and supporting material no later than May 25, 2024, for scholarship consideration for the Fall semester.

The winner agrees with their parent(s) to attend a scheduled concert in June or July for the public announcement of the Five-O’s Tiki Foundation Scholarship winners.

Directions to Apply

You will be asked for the following documents to upload.  Please do not proceed with the application until you have the below documents ready to submit.

  • Resume (no longer than two pages)
  • Essay (name only on the top of first page)
    • Submit an essay between 350-450 words (typed, double spaced in Times New Roman 12) discussing ““Share a personal experience dealing with challenges such as family hardships, personal setbacks, or peer pressure. Explain not only what the challenge was, but how you navigated it, demonstrating resilience, problem-solving skills, and a strong determination to overcome obstacles.”” Only the top of the first page will contain the scholarship applicant’s name and the content will not mention any family names or jurisdiction. The essay will be read, evaluated objectively and anonymously by the scholarship board. (Please do not include any personally identifying information in the essay).
  • Acceptance Letter from an accredited college/university or technical/trade/vocational institution in the United States.
  • List the voluntary services performed and/or participating in during the past three years
    • Include a description and time frame. These details must be typed on a separate sheet of paper with your name on the top.
  • Recommendations letters from three respective leaders in your community.

Public School Students:

  • High School Transcript (9 th thru 12 th grade)
  • Standard of Learning (SOL) Scores or Equivalent

Homeschooled Students:

  • Homeschool Transcript (9 th thru 12 th grade)
  • National Standard Test Scores or Equivalent

Selection

The Scholarship Committee will be made up of three Five-O’s Tiki Foundation members. The top applicants (Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (1), Henrico County Police Division (1) and (1 total) from the other listed jurisdictions) will each receive a $1,000.00 check written directly to the attending accredited college/university or technical/trade/vocational institution in the United States in the winner’s name.