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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.

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 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].

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.

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.

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.

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: wallingfordscholarship@gmail.com. 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.

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.

Theresa Edel Memorial Fund

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

The Law & Order Scholarship

This scholarship was started by a chapter for those studying Law Enforcement, no particular Star Trek actor or actress involved.

My Alarm Center Student Scholarships

At My Alarm Center, 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. How to Apply In 500-1000 words, please answer one of the following essay topics: What have been the most impactful advances in home security over the last five years, and how have the advances contributed to public safety? What is it that initially attracted you to a law enforcement related career, and what do you hope to achieve from this career? Send your double-spaced, 12-point font essay in a Word document with the file name format as "Lastname_Scholarship_Year" to scholarship@myalarmcenter.com and include a cover page with: Name Address Email address Phone number Year in school School School address School phone number Eligibility: You must be studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field and also: Be a graduating high school senior or freshman/sophomore in college NOT be related to any My Alarm Center staff or extended family Provide your essay in the format stated above with all the required information Submit your application by the deadline: July 1

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