The American Criminal Justice Association awarded the scholarship to Hodges in March.
FERRUM, VA. (April 29, 2014) – Ferrum College sophomore Logan W. Hodges, a criminal justice major from Carroll County,
Va., was awarded 2nd Place in the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) National
Scholarship Competition, which was announced on March 14, 2014 at the ACJA National
Conference in Overland Park, Kan.
A National Scholarship Committee representing all six ACJA regions presented 1st,
2nd, and 3rd place awards to students in three categories: Lower Division (freshmen
and sophomores), Upper Division (juniors and seniors), and Graduate Students. The
Scholarship Committee selected scholarship recipients based upon the quality of their
overall grade point average, their grade point average in criminal justice courses,
and the quality of an essay outlining each applicant’s career and educational goals.
Hodges competed in the Lower Division.
Hodges is the president of Ferrum College’s Delta Xi Omega Chapter of the American
Criminal Justice Association and a member of the Boone Honors Program. In addition,
Hodges served as president of the College’s Criminal Justice Club during the 2013
– 2014 school year and was recently re-elected to the same office for the 2014 – 2015
“Having Logan as both a student and club member, it is apparent that his dedication,
hard work and willingness to step forward and take charge serves him well,” said Assistant
Professor of Criminal Justice David Nicholson, who serves as Club advisor.
Hodges will use the ACJA scholarship to help finance the continuing cost of his education,
primarily that of his textbooks. He is the son of Ms. Susan Hodges and the grandson
of Ms. Elaine Cox, each of Carroll County.
About Ferrum College: Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related
to the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor's
degree programs, at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. The
College celebrates its Centennial during the 2013-14 academic year.