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.

AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

U.S. college sophomores or juniors enrolled in ROTC are eligible for this award. Students must major in fields that are directly related to the mission of AFCEA and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  April 10
2020

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:  May 29
2020

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2020

Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant

This award is available for Maryland students who are planning to attend a Maryland postsecondary institution. The student must be enrolled in a program of study currently experiencing a statewide and regional workforce need and plan on working in that specific career/occupational program upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  380
Deadline:  July 1
2020

LivSecure Student Scholarship

The LivSecure Student Scholarship is available for graduating high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores who are majoring in or planning to major in law enforcement, legal studies, criminal justice, or a related field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 1
2020

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31
2020

Nadrich & Cohen Civil Justice Scholarship Fund

This award is for current U.S. law students.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award

This award is for high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college who are pursuing a degree in the criminal justice field and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 1
2020

Annual Diversity Scholarship

This award is for first-year law school students who are members of a diverse population that has been historically represented in the legeal profession. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S. and have demonstrated excellent academic performance at their undergraduate school.

Total: $15000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 21
2020

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
2020

The Low Family Scholarship

This award is for U.S. law school students who display a commitment to serve the Asian Pacific American community. Students must be attending an accredited law school at least half-time.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 2
2020

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

U.S. graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Total: $9000 Awards:  52
Deadline:  September 6
2020