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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.

Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

This award is available for U.S. and international undergraduate students who feel passionately about the career and educational path they are pursuing. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and submit an essay about his/her chosen profession.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: August 31, 2021

$1,000 Criminal Justice Trailblazer Scholarship

All recently accepted undergraduate students must provide proof of being accepted into a qualifying program, along with proof of having a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 if enrolling in an associate’s or four-year bachelor’s; or in their associate’s program if transferring in credits to begin a bachelor’s.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: September 01, 2021

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, 2022

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

Vermont Police Association: Raymond R. Mooney Scholarship

This award is available for Vermont undergraduate students who are seeking education or training in a field related to public safety, including, but not limited to, emergency services, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 12

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. law school students. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in criminology. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented minority population.

Total: $6000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 01

Humane Studies Fellowship

The Humane Studies Fellowship is available for international and U.S. students who will be college juniors or seniors or graduate students in the upcoming academic year. Students must have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.

Total: $8500

Awards: 180

Deadline: March 01

George H. Nofer Scholarship

Graduate students enrolled in a law or public policy program are eligible for this award. The applicant must have a hearing loss that was diagnosed prior to age seven, is bilateral, and in the moderate to profound range.

Total: $5000

Awards: 3

Deadline: March 08

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