Richard Frye Scholarship Information

The NORTH CAROLINA JAIL ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION is offering cash scholarships to eligible students who are currently enrolled or who have been accepted into an accredited college or university to study criminal justice-related courses.

History – Prior to the creation of the North Carolina Jail Administrators Association, Sheriff Richard Frye of Alamance County (and others) worked diligently to generate support for the creation of the NCJAA.  Sheriff Frye encouraged other sheriffs to support the creation of NCJAA, agreed to host the first three annual conferences for NCJAA and lined up key speakers for each of these conferences, to include various state officials.

Sheriff Frye began work with the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office in 1972, was appointed sheriff on 12/20/1988, was first elected sheriff in 1990 and he retired on August 31, 2001, after serving 29+ years.  Sheriff Frye died on November 27, 2001 shortly after his retirement, after a battle with cancer.

In recognition of his commitment to the creation of and support of the North Carolina Jail Administrators Association, in 2002 the NCJAA Board of Directors unanimously named this scholarship in memory of Sheriff Richard L. Frye.

NCJAA Richard Frye Scholarship Application

NCJAA Scholarship Information Letter