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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.

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

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.

Captain James J. Regan Memorial Scholarship

Two merit-based awards are conferred. Each consists of a $500 one-time scholarship. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement Explorer conference or at a local ceremony. Who Is Eligible Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in an accredited college program may apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement on "What significance I place on a technical background in law enforcement." Application Process The candidate should complete the application with the certification of the 1. Post Advisor 2. Head of the participating organization 3. Learning for Life representative The applicant should also submit 1. Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) 2. A 250-word (minimum) essay on "How will technology affect law enforcement in the 21st Century?" 3. High school transcripts (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) 4. A black-and-white glossy photograph (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection Deadline The original and RQH cop\of the application and support materials must be received no later than March 31 to: National Law Enforcement Scholarships and Awards 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane P.O. Box 152079 Irving, TX 75015-2079

The Law & Order Scholarship

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

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 askopc@ojp.usdoj.gov.

The Raymond W. Kelly Graduate Scholarship

For a degree in a Police-related or Governmental Administration program, at any of the following graduate schools: Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, New York University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University.

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.

Justice Studies Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to a male and female Justice Studies junior, respectively, based upon GPA and extra-curricular activities.

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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