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.

Gene Simpson & Gordon Silva Endowment Fund

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice For Administration of Justice majors who are involved in Intercollegiate Athletics.

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.

Detective LaVern S. Brann Scholarship

The Fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarships to individuals who are considered a minority by race or representation in the police officer profession. The scholarship will be available for graduates or graduating seniors from the Battle Creek area who are seeking educational opportunities in the Kellogg Community College Police Academy in order to become a police officer. The Battle Creek area is defined as residents or schools providing diplomas or other graduating equivalency in the townships of Pennfield, Emmett, Bedford and the Cities of Springfield and Battle Creek. Students should demonstrate potential to succeed in the police academy program. Financial need, character, and volunteer involvement, leadership and commitment to community will also be considered. For the purpose of this scholarship minority will be defined as African American, Hispanic, Female or other populations which are under-represented in the police officer profession. How to Apply: General BCCF Scholarhsip applicaiton and essay explained on the last page of the application. (Please check the website for the application form)

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

Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for succeeding years. To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and have an interest in law enforcement with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes prosecutions. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted. Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year. Applications should be sent to: Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow Union County Prosecutor’s Office 32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Young women in public affairs awards

The progress of women in the last century has dramatically increased the opportunities available to women, yet women's participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Although women account for nearly 50 percent of the workforce, they hold on average just 20.3 percent of seats in the world's national parliaments as of 31 December 2012, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Zonta International believes young women are the key to women's advancement in the field of public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. Since the program's inception, Zonta has given 637 awards to 565 young women from 50 countries.

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

The Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship is awarded to one or more Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduates, previous recipients or Marshall area residents who are pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, or other related fields, such as but not limited to, Fireman, Policeman, Legal Secretary or Dispatcher. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial need may be a deciding factor. MinimumGPA not required.Students must complete the application for scholarships administered by the Marshall Community Foundation. This Application can be downloaded from the Scholarship page at the Foundation website,, or contact the Foundation Office at 269.781.2273 or info@marshallcf.orgEssay Questions: What field have you chosen to pursue in your studies? What made you decide to pursue this career? How do you hope to impact the community around you?Recommendation Letters: Two required- one from high school educator/administrator or employer and one from an adult member of the community (not a family member).Financial Criteria: Yes, please complete financial aid information and return with scholarship application.GPA: N/A

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.

Patrick L. Hiram – John S. Freitas Scholarship

 Must be pursuing a career in probation or police-related field of study  Must be a resident of Hawai`i or California  Demonstrate financial need  Student Air Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or community organization who can comment on your overall character Applications are open to the general public. However, it is the policy of the Pauahi Foundation to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

Master Corporal Ronald G. Williams, Jr. Law Enforcement Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to a H.S. senior pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Applicants will be required to write an essay on why he/she wants to be a Law Enforcement officer. 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 postsecondary education at an accredited college or university. The Criminal Justice scholarships are 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 as to why he/she wants to pursue a career as a Law Enforcement officer. 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

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