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.

George W. Hill Memorial Endowment

College Attending State: Kansas, USA GPA Min: 3.00 Specific Major: Criminal Justice Political Science State: Kansas Applicant must be one of the following: • A senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with a minimum non-weighted cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22 OR SAT [verbal / critical reading and math] 1030 OR GPA designated by specific endowment; • A College student presently enrolled in an accredited college / university who has maintained a "B" average [3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale] during his / her college career OR GPA designated by specific scholarship;

Justice Studies - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: Justice Studies. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.

Daniel P. Lomio Memorial Scholarship

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Undergrads: criminal justice major at SJSU. Prior to beginning of fall semester, must have 45 units completed: 24 earned at SJSU and 12 units in the major. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Graduate students: criminal justice Masters Degree candidate at SJSU in classified standing. Must have at least 6 units to be completed. Minimum 3.5 GPA in MS degree course work.

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Anthony (Tony) Gobar Juvenile Justice Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of Anthony Gobar of Jackson, a long-time juvenile justice specialist, this fund will provide an annual scholarship based on both merit and need for a full-time junior or senior at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana majoring in criminal justice, political science, or counseling. The student must have a stated career interest in juvenile justice or a similar field and have demonstrated a strong commitment to community and public service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have at least a current grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scales.

Theresa Edel Memorial Fund

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

Justice Studies Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to a male and female Justice Studies junior, respectively, based upon GPA and extra-curricular activities.

Captain Robert E. Wallingford, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a Maine high school graduating senior entering law enforcement or fire science. Scholarship applicants must be a full-time student entering the Southern Maine Community College at South Portland. Scholarship amount: $500 How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on interest in fire science or law enforcement field. Application process: Applications are available by writing: Deborah J. Murphy 12 Jordan Ave. So. Portland, Maine 04106 E-mail: When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after December 1 of the year prior to the award year. What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by April 15 of the award year.

Sheryl A. Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded depends upon the yield of the endowment. The award also includes a plaque and pin. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement explorer conference or a local ceremony. Who is Eligible Any law enforcement Explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and personal statement on "Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement." Application Process The candidate should complete the application, being careful to secure the certification of the • Post Advisor • Head of the participating organization • Learning for Life representative They should then submit • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) • A 500-word (minimum) essay on "Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement" • A transcript of his/her high school record (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) • A black-and-white glossy photo (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection Deadline The original and a copy of the completed application and supporting materials must be received no later than March 31. Send applications to National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

The Peter Jasin AFIO Endowment

The late Peter W. Jasin, a member and generous supporter of AFIO from the early 1980s, who also served as an officer of one of our chapters, established upon his 2009 death a national AFIO scholarship endowment fund to enhance AFIO's educational mission to encourage career development and study in the fields of counterterrorism, homeland security, intelligence, counterintelligence and intelligence-related disciplines. In furtherance of those interests, the Jasin Endowment provides awards of $4,000 each to six applicants. Selected scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student undertaking a course of study at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, and must show a history of taking courses in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies towards the goal of serving in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award. For Undergraduates scholarships, applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year by the summer. 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]; however, students intending to study in schools of engineering, science, technology and/or show extensive foreign language mastery and/or area knowledge in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, German, Hausa and other sub-Saharan African languages, Hebrew, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Mandarin, Pashto, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu are strongly encouraged to apply. Colleges need to be regionally accredited.

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