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Justice is served in these scholarships for criminal justice majors. Students wishing to pursue a career in criminal investigation, law enforcement, or forensic science can find money to fund their college tuition and other fees with these criminal justice scholarships. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find more scholarships for you. Browse our list of criminal justice scholarships and find ways to make paying for college less of a crime.

Hutchison & Foreman Committing to Justice Scholarship

With offices in Lubbock and Fort Worth, Hutchison & Foreman, PLLC is a law firm comprised of attorneys who are consistently receiving honors and accolades for their commitment to excellence in helping clients seek justice. Whether helping those who have suffered injuries or experienced workplace injustice, providing defense for those who have been arrested, or shaping the new generation of attorneys, Susan E. Hutchison and S. Rafe Foreman offer premier legal services.

Total: $1500

Awards: 1

Deadline: June 29, 2023

R. Marlin Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition for Law Students

This writing competition is open to U.S. students who are enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school. Students must submit a paper of no more than 45 pages on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law, or environmental law.

Total: $2500

Awards: 3

Deadline: June 30, 2023

Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant

The Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG) program is for students who plan on working in specific career/occupational programs upon graduation. Eligible fields include: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, social work, and public service.

Total: $3001

Awards: 379

Deadline: July 01, 2023

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

Keyser Law, P.A. created the Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship to provide financial support to students working towards a career in the legal field. Our law firm strives to positively change people’s lives by advocating for them during their most important and significant challenges. Great students will someday make great advocates, and we hope this scholarship program supports that endeavor. Students interested in applying for our schoalrship must meet certain criteria and submit an essay.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: July 31, 2023

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award

This scholarship is named in memory of Melissa M. Linville, a former beloved Crimcheck team member and friend, in order to honor and extend her legacy of charity, good works, and selflessness. During her life, Melissa touched countless lives through her service and compassion to others, her sincerity of heart, and the joy she brought to everyone surrounding her.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 01, 2023

Justin Magnuson Justice Reform Foundation Scholarship

The Justin Magnuson Justice Reform Foundation Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship initiative for U.S.-based university students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It was established by Justin Magnuson, the founder of the Justice Reform Foundation, an organization dedicated to reforming the U.S. criminal justice system. This scholarship is a reflection of Justin’s commitment to addressing the injustices within the criminal justice system, a commitment shaped by his own experience of being wrongly accused.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 10, 2023

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are committed to helping aspiring paralegals fund their educational goals. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending a paralegal education program within the United States. Student must have completed at least one semester of classes at a paralegal education program.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: October 01, 2023

See Something Say Something Scholarship

As a whistleblower and qui tam lawyer, Attorney Bill Nettles understands the importance of speaking up when one sees injustice or wrongdoing. Sometimes, speaking up can be difficult or scary. However, if it often rewarding and worth the risks. For this scholarship, students are asked to discuss a time when they spoke up against injustice, and what resulted from them doing so. The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: The candidate must submit a 750-1,000 word essay response to the prompt: Describe a time when you spoke up against injustice you witnessed and what resulted from speaking up. The candidate must submit a professional resumé that lists their experience, both professional and academic. The candidate must submit a transcript from their current school. First-year college students, graduate students, or individuals who have recently transferred schools may submit an unofficial transcript from their current school, as well as the most recent official transcript from their prior school. High school students must also submit proof of acceptance to their college or university. The recipient of the See Something Say Something Scholarship will be chosen during the month following the scholarship deadline.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Northern California Asian Peace Officer’s Association Scholarship

This award is offered to full-time students planning to major in law enforcement or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to apply, and do not have to be of Asian descent.

Total: $1000

Awards: 3

Deadline: January 11

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is provided annually to fund a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

Total: $30000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 31