Criminal Justice Scholarships


Law Enforcement Career Scholarship Program

The program is open to students who are citizens of the United States enrolled in a Law Enforcement or Police Administration course in an accredited college or university which offers a degree in these fields of study. Only applicants who have completed one year of study in a college are eligible. Students working toward an advanced degree are eligible if their graduate study is in Law Enforcement or Police Administration. Applications will be accepted from more than one member of the same family. Not more than one scholarship, however, will be granted to any one family. Past recipients of a scholarship are ineligible for consideration for a second grant. Please get in touch with the contact person below for deadline of application.

The Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awards

This donation from the Morris Family Charitable Corporation provides two $3,500 scholarships to graduate students who are focusing on national security or intelligence studies and who are, or have the intent of, serving in the U.S. Government. Candidates for this scholarship should be personnel serving in government agencies comprising the U.S. Intelligence Community, their children or grandchildren. Non-AFIO members will be considered, so please apply if that is the only aspect an applicant lacks. For Graduate scholarships, applications must be submitted no earlier than your senior undergraduate year and no later than your second year of graduate studies. Evaluation criteria include merit, character, serious of academic commitment, and relevance of your studies to national security interests and career ambitions. Applications are evaluated by a special AFIO committee. Decisions are final. Tuition grants will be paid directly to the Bursar/Registrar of the University concerned –under NO circumstances will payments be made directly to awardees. All applicants must be U.S. citizens. No Scholarship will be awarded to students attending foreign universities or schools not US-accredited, nor to law, med, or business schools [foreign or domestic].

Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship

Two merit-based awards are conferred. Each consists of a $500 one-time scholarship. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement Explorer conference or at a local ceremony. Who Is Eligible Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in an accredited college program may apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement on "What significance I place on a technical background in law enforcement." Application Process The candidate should complete the application with the certification of the 1. Post Advisor 2. Head of the participating organization 3. Learning for Life representative The applicant should also submit 1. Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) 2. A 250-word (minimum) essay on "How will technology affect law enforcement in the 21st Century?" 3. High school transcripts (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) 4. A black-and-white glossy photograph (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection Deadline The original and RQH cop\of the application and support materials must be received no later than March 31 to: National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

George Montoya Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a criminal justice degree. 2. Must be an undergraduate student. 3. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship may view the attached document for more information and an application form.

The James E. Breining Scholarship Award

The intent of this award is to enable students to attend the college of their choice while building their career. In most cases, the Breining Scholarship award will be at least $1,500. Awards are announced at the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference held biannually in July. We encourage Award Recipients to participate in the Conference. All awards must be applied to tuition and fees only. Recipients will be directly reimbursed upon submission of receipts for approved expenses. Who is Eligible? Any Law Enforcement Explorer who is in good standing with their local Explorer Post and graduating from high school within the next 18 months or is currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Candidates will be evaluated according to their character, ethics, and demonstrated leadership in Law Enforcement Exploring and their community. High school seniors entering college and returning undergraduate college students attending accredited U.S. colleges or universities are eligible. Awards may only be granted to applicants who are active Law Enforcement Explorers in good standing with recommendation from their Post advisor and head of your agency sponsor. Demonstrate a meaningful contribution to society both present and future. Demonstrate impeccable character and ethics. Demonstrate leadership abilities in Law Enforcement Exploring and their community. The Foundation, in making grants does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national ethnic origin. Trustees of the James E. Breining Scholarship Award Foundation or their families are ineligible to receive these grants. Deadline: Complete application packages with all supporting materials can only be submitted between January 1 and March 31 of the year of the National Law Enforcement Conference. Send complete applications with supporting materials to Only transcripts should be mailed hard copy to Breining Scholarship, 1201 SW Wall, Des Moines, IA 50315. Verify your eligibility before submitting an application to be sure that you qualify.

Eliot H. Lumbard Scholarship

For the State University of New York School of Criminal Justice is awarded annually in honor of the founding Trustee of the Police Foundation.

Paula Stone Hubbell Endowment In Criminal Justice

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Applicants must be current graduate students in the AJ program working towards master

Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship

The Ronald G. Williams, Jr. Foundation was formed in memory of Delaware State Police Master Corporal Ronald G. Williams, Jr., and to honor his commitment to faith, family, and duty. In keeping with this goal, the Foundation each year solicits applications for one-time $1000.00 scholarships to be used toward full-time post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship was created in memory of Georgetown, DE police officer Chad Spicer, killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2009. To honor Officer Spicer and his commitment to the community, the Heroes Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to other heroes in our own hometowns. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, having at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or equivalent, and who are pursuing an education, majoring in Criminal Justice. To compete for a scholarship award, the completed application packet must be postmarked March 1st through May 31st of the applicant’s senior high school year. The award must then be applied to full-time schooling, with a declared major in Criminal Justice, starting in the Fall of that same calendar year. Winners will be notified by mail, and have their names, high school name, and essay posted on the Foundation’s Internet website in July of that same year. To be considered as an applicant for this scholarship, the following instructions must be followed: The complete Application Packet must be received by the Foundation as a single mailing that is postmarked March 1st through May 31st of applicant’s senior high school year. The Application Packet must contain this two-page Application Form, being filled out and signed as directed. The Application Packet must contain a copy of applicant’s most recent high school course transcript and a copy of the applicant’s most recent report card. The Application Packet must contain three reference letters from 3 different adults, each making specific mention of this particular Foundation’s scholarship. The Applicant Packet must contain a 500-word minimum essay, authored by the applicant, describing; "In your eyes, and with a focus on your local community, who is your hometown hero?" Additionally, "What specific character traits and community service activities make this person your hometown hero?" The essay must be typed double-spaced, black ink on white paper, using Times New Roman or Arial font style, and 12 pt font size.

Theresa Edel Memorial Fund

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Student must be an administration of justice major.

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Scholarship

Special Qualifications: • Must pursue a degree in police science, criminal justice, or a law enforcement-related field (not law school) • Any Wisconsin or Upper Peninsula of Michigan resident enrolling in a college or vocational/technical schoolRequirements:# Transcripts# ReferencesOther Requirements: • Three letters of recommendation • Essay of 200 words or less outlining why you have chosen a law enforcement career. visit for more detailed requirements

Wendall W. and Reva W. Wyatt Scholarship

One or two scholarships will be awarded to continuing students who plan a career in Criminal Justice.

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