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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.

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: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 04

Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college seniors who are planning to attend law school. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and plan to attend law school upon graduation.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 05

H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Award

This legal writing contest is open to students studying at any ABA-accredited law school in the United States. The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) sponsors this competition to encourage law students interested in the areas of law that affect foods, drugs, devices, cosmetics, and biotechnology.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 11

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1830 Awards:  28000
Deadline:  June 30

Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who have a parent or guardian that is a member of a union affiliated with the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be accepted in a course of study in law enforcement, labor relations or a related field at an accredited university or college.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 01

Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have a career focus in international relations or intelligence. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

Col. Sully H. de Fontaine Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who have a career focus in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or natural security studies. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1200 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have a career focus in national security or intelligence. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $3500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 01

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 01

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 01

George Hutchinson Writing Competition

This writing competition is open to all students enrolled for the upcoming school year in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Students must submit a paper on a topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

NFPA Thomson Reuters Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school graduates enrolled or accepted in a paralegal education program, with an emphasis in paralegal studies at time of application. Students must also have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 01