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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.

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

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.

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.

Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award

Rules for Scholarship Contest Applicants 1. Applicant must be a senior in high school. 2. Applicant must be a United States Citizen. 3. Applicant must be of good character. 4. Applicant must have a recommendation from his/her principal, counselor or teacher. 5. A current high school transcript must be submitted with the application. 6. Applicant is permitted to attend a two year college or university of their choice. 7. Applicant must be accepted by a college or university, prior to date of award.

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.

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.

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

Lyle F. Wohlers Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: An applicant must be the dependent child, between the ages of seventeen (17) and twenty-three (23), of a regular member as regular member is defined in the bylaws of the Association of Colorado State Patrol Professionals. All applicants must provide proof of acceptance by an accredited educational institution. All applicants must follow the process outlined in the application for financial assistance from this program. Benefit: Up to $2,500 per year will be awarded toward tuition and/or expenses at the college of the recipients choice. Once funds are awarded, they will be deposited with the recipients educational institution to be credited toward tuition or expenses. Qualifications for benefit: The recipient must pursue a criminal justice or law enforcement related degree. The recipient must graduate within six (6) years of his or her first enrollment in a bachelors degree program or within three (3) years of the recipients first enrollment in an associates degree program. The recipient must take at least twelve (12) credit hours per semester (full time student). The recipient must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 and remain academically eligible while on a scholarship. Recipient responsibilities: The scholarship recipient must provide official transcripts from the educational institution he or she is attending, to the foundation board, at the end of each semester. The scholarship recipient must write one article for publication in the official magazine of the foundation, during the first semester for which the recipient is receiving a scholarship. The scholarship recipient must donate eight (8) hours of community service to a non-profit organization of the recipients choice. At the completion of the community service, written documentation of community service hours must be submitted by the recipient to the foundation board for their review and approval.

David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT CRITERIA 1. Must be a full-time or part-time student . 2. Must be a Graduate or Undergraduate Student at an accredited four-year university in the United States: a.) Undergraduate students who wish to apply must be either a junior or senior. b.) Graduate students who wish to apply must have already competed at least one semester. 3. Must have at least a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average. 4. Must be a declared Criminal Justice, Criminology, police Administration, or Police Science Major (other fields of study are not eligible). 5. Must be a United States Citizen.

Square Cow Movers Scholarship for Community Impact

Any eligible student is welcome to apply, whether you have extensive experience giving back to your community, or just a little. In addition to the general application (which can be found here), each candidate must submit an essay that details their views on various businesses’ impact on local communities, as well as illuminates your ideas and/or beliefs on how organizations can properly impact their own communities. Length: 1,800 words minimum 2,500 words maximum Topic: In your own words, how do you think a business can help out the community in an ethical way? If you owned a business right now- what would it be? And how would you use that company to positively impact your community? References: Please use examples and insights from your own experiences, as well as cite any resources you use for data or statistics.

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