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 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.

LivSecure Scholarship

You focus on your studies. We'll help with your tuition. At LivSecure, we are proud to support those who are studying to make our neighborhoods a safer place. If you are currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field, then you are eligible to submit a security-focused essay for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship to put toward your college tuition.

Robert Marshall Moore Memorial Award

College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice For an outstanding junior majoring in administration of justice.

Provider: ASC Undergraduate Student Minority Scholar/Mentor Research Grants

Criteria: 1. Must be a minority. 2. Must be an undergraduate junior and senior. (Apply when you are a sophomore.) 3. Must be pursuing a career in criminology. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

The Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award

Mr. Albano F. Ponte is a vital part of AFIO's "legion of merit," through active participation and time, talent and funds donated to AFIO programs and development. His generous financial donations make this scholarship possible. Eligibility: Students who are going to graduate school, focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Non-AFIO members will be considered, so please apply if that is the only aspect an applicant lacks. Award amount is $1,000. 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].

Brent Vroman Scholarship of Honor

Special Qualifications: • Recipient must be entering the military or a career in public service (education, firefighter, police officer, nursing, etc.).Other Requirements: • Recipient will also receive a scholarship medal of honor.

Wendall W. and Reva W. Wyatt Scholarship

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

Panzirer Family Public Safety Scholarship

Applicant must be the child of an active or former member of law enforcement and must have no more than 2 years left to finish their degree. Preference will be given to SD residents who are majoring in criminal justice. One $5,000 scholarship.

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.

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

Creating an account only takes minutes and puts all available Criminal Justice Scholarships that match your profile in front of you immediately from our extensive database of scholarship awards.

Create an Account