Criminal Justice Scholarships

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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. Browse our list of criminal justice scholarships and find ways to make paying for college less of a crime.

Out to Protect Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Applicants must be "out" with their peers, and serve as a positive influence on the law enforcement community.

Total: $750 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 29
2019

Zinda Law Group Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree related to criminal justice, law enforcement, government, political science, or sociology with a focus on criminal studies and law.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships

This fellowship is available to U.S. women of any age who are pursuing a master's degree in selected areas of study.

Total: $18000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Kush Arora Federal Justice Reform Scholarship

This scholarship program is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students (including incoming freshmen) who submit an essay on the current year's topic. Students must be in good academic standing with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2019

MALDEF Law School Scholarship

This award is available for Hispanic students who will be enrolled full time in a law program during the upcoming school year. Selection will be made by considering the following: involvement in and commitment to serve the Hispanic community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  December 31
2019

Political Leadership Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are majoring in law, political science, public policy or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBT people. Applicant must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2020

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:  4
Deadline:  January 11
2020

Bowles, McDavid, Graff and Love Scholarship Fund

This award is for a first-year law school student who is a resident of West Virginia and attending West Virginia University. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Bernice Pickens Parsons Scholarship Fund

This award is for a U.S. student from West Virginia who is pursuing education or training in the fields of library science, nursing, or para-professional training in the legal field. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1950 Awards:  4
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Madeline B. McCrum Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. students from West Virginia who are enrolled in or accepted to West Virginia University's College of Law. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship

The Dan DiCicco Memorial Scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2020

ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science

This fellowship is open to U.S. and international students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences. Doctoral and proposed research must be in the general area of sociolegal studies or in social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions.

Total: $35000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 15
2020