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.

ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition

This award is for students who are seeking a J.D. degree and attending law schools within the United States and its possessions, as well as lawyers under the age of 36 years (or admitted to practice less than five years as of Sept. 30), and candidates for an L.L.M. degree attending law schools within the United States and its possessions.

Total: $5000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Ehline Law Paralegal Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are enrolled in a paralegal program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 1
2019

Harvey Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. and international Christian graduate students. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement and commitment to Christian values.

Total: $12000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  November 1
2019

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

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

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

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

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

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $6550 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15
2020