Criminal Justice Scholarships

Here are some of the Criminal Justice scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Law & Justice Scholarship Program

Davis Law Group, P.S. is proud to announce the 2015-16 Law & Justice Scholarship Contest, which will award a total of $2,000 in scholarships to three (3) individual aspiring students in the Law & Justice field. We will begin accepting submissions on Friday, June 26th, 2015. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have been accepted to an accredited college or university by the Fall Term of 2015, and be pursuing higher education in one of the following areas of the Law & Justice field: • Lawyer; • Paralegal; • Law Enforcement; • and other related careers in the Law & Justice field.

Other Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the Other Majors Application

Young women in public affairs awards

The progress of women in the last century has dramatically increased the opportunities available to women, yet women's participation in positions of public influence continues to lag behind. Although women account for nearly 50 percent of the workforce, they hold on average just 20.3 percent of seats in the world's national parliaments as of 31 December 2012, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Zonta International believes young women are the key to women's advancement in the field of public service. The Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life. Since the program's inception, Zonta has given 637 awards to 565 young women from 50 countries.

Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship

The Herold and Retta Reuss Public Safety Scholarship is awarded to one or more Marshall High School or Marshall Alternative High School graduates, previous recipients or Marshall area residents who are pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, or other related fields, such as but not limited to, Fireman, Policeman, Legal Secretary or Dispatcher. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate the drive and ability to be successful in pursuing a college education and/or a certification process in the fields aforementioned. Financial need may be a deciding factor. MinimumGPA not required.Students must complete the application for scholarships administered by the Marshall Community Foundation. This Application can be downloaded from the Scholarship page at the Foundation website,, or contact the Foundation Office at 269.781.2273 or info@marshallcf.orgEssay Questions: What field have you chosen to pursue in your studies? What made you decide to pursue this career? How do you hope to impact the community around you?Recommendation Letters: Two required- one from high school educator/administrator or employer and one from an adult member of the community (not a family member).Financial Criteria: Yes, please complete financial aid information and return with scholarship application.GPA: N/A

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship

Through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, the ACFE Foundation supports the education of collegiate accounting and criminal justice students around the globe. ELIGIBILITY ACFE Foundation scholarships are open to U.S. and International students. The Scholarships are U.S. $1,000 and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership. Scholarships will be paid directly to the student’s university. To be eligible the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student, currently enrolled full-time (9 semester hours undergraduate; 6 semester hours post-graduate, or equivalent per term) at an accredited four-year college or university (or equivalent) with a declared major or minor in accounting, business, finance, or criminal justice. The following persons are not eligible for the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship: * Past winners of the scholarship * Junior college, community college, and high school students (including graduating seniors) * Students who are related to any officer, director, or substantial contributor of the ACFE Foundation, or to any member of the ACFE Foundation Scholarship Committee

Imagine America High School Scholarship

The Imagine America Foundation created its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program in 1998 to help provide scholarships for high school students. This annual scholarship program has helped thousands of high school seniors afford a career education at hundreds of career schools across the United States. Each year, every high school in the United States and Puerto Rico may nominate up to five graduating seniors to receive a $1,000 Imagine America scholarship!

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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