James “Wally” Campbell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Born in Fort Lee, Virginia, James “Wally” Campbell, Jr. was a son of the late James Wallace Campbell and the late Mary Boling Campbell. He earned his undergraduate degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University and his Masters of Public Administration as a graduate from the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. Wally was employed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Coastal Regional Crime Laboratory for nearly 28 years. He began his career with the GBI as an entry level chemist, was later promoted to laboratory assistant manager and then laboratory manager, a position he held at the time of his death. Wally was a very active member of SAFS. At the time of his passing, Wally was serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of SAFS. He took pride in his leadership role within the organization and consistently lauded the importance of a SAFS membership. Wally encouraged the staff at both the Coastal Regional Crime Lab and the GBI as a whole to become active members within the organization. He died suddenly on July 16, 2013, at the age of 49.

Given Wally’s devotion to SAFS, it seems fitting that the SAFS Board has named a scholarship in his honor. This scholarship will be given annually to an associate or new member to assist in attending a SAFS Annual Meeting. The scholarship will cover one meeting registration fee. It will be valid for two years and it is non-transferable.

To apply, please complete the application form below. Application includes a personal statement about the importance of membership and membership participation in regional forensic organizations. You must be an Associate Member of SAFS, at a minimum, to apply. Applications are due by March 1st each year. Awardees will be announced at the SAFS Annual Business Meeting.
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