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  • ACJA/Lambda Alpha Epsilon Scholarship
    Varies
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are studying criminal justice. Students must be ACJA/LAE members, but they may submit a membership form at the time of application. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters or three quarters of their education while earning at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit transcripts, letters of enrollment and goals statements.

    How to apply: Applications are available online and by written request.

    P.O. Box 601047
    Sacramento, CA 95860-1047

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  • ALLCOPS Criminal Justice Professional Scholarship
    Varies
    March 11
    Sponsor: Allegan County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or non-traditional adult students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time in an accredited criminal justice program.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    524 Marshall Street
    Allegan, MI 49010

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  • American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities
    $6,000
    March 1
    Sponsor: American Society of Criminology

    Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Latino or Native American. Recipients must have been accepted into a doctoral studies program. Selection is based on curriculum vitae, college transcripts, financial need, references and letter describing career plans, experiences and interest in criminology.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request.

    1314 Kinnear Road
    Suite 212
    Columbus, OH 43212-1156

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  • Attorneys.org Legal Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 11
    Sponsor: MileMark Media

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school, college or graduate school students interested in or currently studying law, criminal justice or forensics. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit an essay on a provided topic.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    2701 North Rocky Point
    Suite 178
    Tampa, FL 33607

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  • Bruce C. Bade Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates living in Blackford County, local students who have completed at least one year of college, or nontraditional students.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 North High Street
    Hartford City, IN 47348

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  • Chairman Emeritus Award
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

    Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by a member of NABCJ.

    How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.

    1801 Fayetteville Street
    106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
    P.O. Box 20011-C
    Durham, NC 27707

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  • Criminal Justice Changemaker Scholarship
    $1,500
    October 1
    Sponsor: Varghese Summersett PLLC

    Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming or current undergraduate or law students in the United States interested in a criminal justice career. Students must submit an essay on a provided prompt.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    300 Throckmorton Street
    Suite 1650
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

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  • Criminal Justice Scholarship Award
    $500
    August 1
    Sponsor: Crimcheck

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in classes for the upcoming academic year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potetntial, dedication to a career in criminal justice and ambition. Students must submit an essay explaining their educational and professional goals.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    17295 Foltz Industrial Parkway
    Suite B
    Strongsville, OH 44149

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  • Darius Quimby Scholarships
    Up to $1,500
    March 2
    Sponsor: Operation Thank An Officer

    Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school students or college students pursuing a degree in law enforcement or current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree. An essay submission is required.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 92
    Montrose, MN 55363

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  • Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
    $200-$500
    April 15
    Sponsor: American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Competition

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students. The writing competition requires applicants to write on a topic directly related to criminology and must be accompanied by a letter signed by the dean or department chair. Other paper formatting requirements are listed on the website. The first place winner also receives a travel award.

    How to apply: There is no application form. Paper must be mailed in. The paper specifications are on the website.

    Daniel Ragan
    Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico
    1915 Roma N.E., Suite 1103, MSCO5 3080
    Albuquerque, NM 87131

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  • Jed Moses Fulmer Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000
    February 26
    Sponsor: Johnson County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Edinburgh Community High School, Franklin Community High School, Indian Creek High School or Whiteland Community High School who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited institution and will pursue career in law enforcement or in the Department of Natural Resources. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and special consideration will be given to those who attend Vincennes University. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    P.O. Box 217
    Franklin, IN 46131

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  • John S. Atwater Scholarship
    $3,000
    January 2
    Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in the criminal justice program for four years.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    700 South Dixie Highway
    Suite 200
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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  • Jonathan Jasper Wright Award
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

    Eligibility: Award recipients will be involved in affecting policy change. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.

    How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.

    1801 Fayetteville Street
    106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
    P.O. Box 20011-C
    Durham, NC 27707

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  • Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Varies
    March 12
    Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation

    Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in high school sports. Students must plan to study education/coaching, criminal justice or a science-related field and be qualified as a full-time student. Students must submit information on their school and community activities and goals, a transcript, an explanation of their financial need and an appraisal from a guidance counselor or other school official.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    121 North High Street
    Hartford City, IN 47348

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  • Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship
    $500
    December 31
    Sponsor: Price Benowitz LLP

    Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduates, in graduate school, law school students or incoming freshman. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and they must submit a 1,000-word essay. Applicants must be pursuing a law degree or any degree that can be used within the criminal justice system.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    110 North Washington Street
    Suite 302
    Rockville, MD 20850

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  • LivSecure Scholarship
    $1,000
    July 1
    Sponsor: LivSecure

    Eligibility: Applicants must be a high school senior or a freshman or sophomore in college. Students should be currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice or a related field. Applicants must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on why they chose a law enforcement-related career and what they hope to achieve from their chosen career.

    How to apply: Applications must be emailed to scholarships@livesecure.com and include a cover page with name, address, phone, email, year in school, school, school address and school phone number. The email should also include the essay in a Word document file.

    3803 West Chester Pike, Suite 100
    Newtown Square, PA 19073

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  • Richard McGrath Memorial Fund Award
    Varies
    December 1
    Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be active American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA/LAE) members majoring in a criminal justice field who have attended at least one regional meeting. The fund pays the registration fee for students to attend the national conference.

    How to apply: Applications are available by written request or email.

    P.O. Box 601047
    Sacramento, CA 95860-1047

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  • Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000-$10,000
    February 1
    Sponsor: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

    Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a declared major or minor in criminal justice, accounting, business or finance. Students must submit three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a Certified Fraud Examiner or local CFE Chapter and must write an essay on why they deserve the scholarship and how fraud awareness will help their career.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    Scholarships Program Coordinator
    The Gregor Building
    716 West Avenue
    Austin, TX 78701

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  • Rossen Law Firm Criminal Justice Scholarship Challenge
    $1,000
    June 15
    Sponsor: Rossen Law Firm Criminal Justice Scholarship Challenge

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in college, law school or other masters level equivalent and pursuing a career in the criminal justice field. Students must create a video explaining how they plan on using their education to make an impact on the criminal justice field.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    6400 N. Andrews Avenue
    Suite 505
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

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  • Student Paper Competition
    $50-$150
    December 31
    Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association

    Eligibility: Applicants must be student members (undergraduate or graduate) of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon and submit an original paper on criminology, law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, corrections, prevention, planning and evaluation or career development and education in the field of criminal justice. Students may apply for membership along with their paper submission. Applicants should submit applications and three copies of the paper.

    How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the Executive Secretary.

    P.O. Box 601047
    Sacramento, CA 95860-1047

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  • Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship
    Varies
    May 1
    Sponsor: Virginia Sheriffs' Institute

    Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of an eligible Virginia locality. They must be accepted or enrolled at a Virginia college or university and must be majoring in or planning to major in criminal justice. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

    How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, letter of recommendation from applicant's local sheriff, personal essay, proof of college acceptance (incoming freshmen only) and standardized test scores (incoming freshmen only) are required.

    951 East Byrd Street
    Suite 905
    Richmond, VA 23219

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  • William L. Hastie Award
    Varies
    March 15
    Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

    Eligibility: The award honors the first African American appointed to the bench in 1937 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.

    How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.

    1801 Fayetteville Street
    106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
    P.O. Box 20011-C
    Durham, NC 27707

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  • Zinda Law Group Scholarship
    $1,000
    December 1
    Sponsor: Zinda Law Group

    Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and be enrolled in an accredited college or university or high school seniors planning on attending college after graduation. Students should be interested in pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in political science, government service or a related field and want to help consumers, families, the public or undeserved communities.

    How to apply: Applications are available online.

    8834 North Capital of Texas Highway
    Suite 304
    Austin, TX 78759

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