Law Enforcement Scholarships

Here are some of the Law Enforcement scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

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.

Robert Marshall Moore Memorial Award

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

The Max and Ruth Anteles NYPD-Israel Fellowship Award

Given to support the training of a New York City Police Officer with the Tel Aviv police force for one year. Max Anteles was a NYPD Sergeant with the Motorcycle Squad #2 until he and his wife, Ruth, died in a bus accident in 1947. The Fellowship is given in their honor by their grandchildren.

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.

Scott A. Flahive Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of a young Grand Haven police officer, this fund offers educational assistance to local students pursuing careers in the fields of law enforcement and/or criminal justice. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a competitive process which considers financial need, academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, educational goals and personal aspirations. The community foundation's Board of Trustees has final approval of scholarship recommendations made by the foundation's Scholarship Committee or the advisory committees of certain scholarship funds. Scholarship amounts vary based on annual income available from each fund.

Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awards to individuals who are current students, in good standing, at an accredited college or university, majoring, or intending to major in Criminal Justice, related degree or a career in law enforcement. Applicants must also be recommended by any law enforcement officer in the state of North Carolina, as well as serve in a law enforcement career. Application form required. Please check the website. Limited to residents of North Carolina.

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.

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)

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].

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

Police Corps Scholarship

Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States, enrolling or enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university, without prior sworn law enforcement experience, physically, mentally, and emotionally fit, and ready for the challenges of modern policing. Scholarship requires a commitment to earn your baccalaureate degree, complete rigorous, residential Police Corps training, and serve for four years as a patrol officer with a designated agency in an area of great need. Awards: $7,500 per year up to $30,000 lifetime. Application Procedures: Applications are available from the State Lead Agency in 27 participating states. Residency in one of the 27 states is not required, nor is completing school in that state. However, you must agree to participate in your training and service in that state. Each state has its own admission criteria. To view the eligible states and their contact information, visit the Department of Justice's Office of the Police Corps web site. You may also call 1-888-94CORPS or e-mail

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