Law Enforcement Scholarships
Here are some of the Law Enforcement scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.
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.
Each scholarship is a one year grant in the amount of $2,500.00 paid directly to the recipient. Persons may reapply for
To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident accepted for admission to a law school and have an interest in law enforcement with an emphasis in Domestic Violence and Hate Crimes prosecutions. The applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Applications must be postmarked by June 15th of each year. Personal interviews of finalists will be conducted.
Applicants will be notified of the Trustees' decision in August of each year.
Applications should be sent to:
Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship
c/o Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow
Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
To be eligible, an applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his or her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
-Contact Marlene Lynch Ford at (732) 929-2020 for more information.
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.
Two scholarships will be awarded to a male and female Justice Studies junior, respectively, based upon GPA and extra-curricular activities.
Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: Justice Studies. These awards are for incoming freshmen only.
Scholarships are available to students participating in APU
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
College of Applied Science and Arts - Administration of Justice Must be an upper division undergraduate student majoring in Administration of Justice; must have a 3.25 GPA at SJSU in Administration of Justice major; complete an essay of 300-500 words; applicant must be interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice For undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Administration of Justice with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Award: Annual Criteria: Contact Department for details. For more information, please call: 408-924-2940
College/Department: Applied Sciences & Arts - Administration of Justice Applicants must be current graduate students in the AJ program working towards master
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