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.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives National Scholarship

U.S high school seniors who are African American and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must pursue a degree full time in any of the social sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 15

Maine Chiefs of Police Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine high school seniors who are planning to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Total: $500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 15

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

This scholarship is open to college sophomores and juniors who are U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard personnel, either currently on active-duty or honorably discharged veterans, or reservists who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Students must be majoring in fields related to the mission of AFCEA and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 20

AFCEA STEM Majors Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college sophomores and juniors and graduate students who are majoring in a STEM field relevant to the mission of AFCEA (includes cyber security, intelligence, and homeland security). Undergraduate students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; graduate students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 20

Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship Program

Graduate students who show an interest in pursuing a career in advocacy through public affairs, lobbying or government relations and are attending or planning to attend one of the foundation's participating universities (or attend a non-participating university and receive special permission from the foundation) are eligible to apply for this award. Students must work on a full-time (40 hours per week) basis. The average recipient of this award has a 3.67 grade point average.

Total: $8000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  April 29

State Representative Irma Rangel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Hispanic law and pre-law students who are residents of, or attending a college, university, or law school in one of the following Texas counties: Travis, Hays, or Williamson.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 30

Earl Warren Scholarship

This award is for international and U.S. students entering their first year of law school who will be attending school full-time at a U.S. institution. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and outstanding character.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 01

Byron Hanke Fellowship

This fellowship is available for graduate students who are willing to participate in a fellowship project addressing management, institutions, organization and administration, public policy, or architecture, as well as political, economic, social, and intellectual trends in community association housing.

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

MDL Educational Scholarship

This scholarship is available for New Jersey high school seniors who have an interest in the law and plan to pursue a law degree. Selection will be based on academic achievement, test scores, school and community activities, and an essay.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 11

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 25

Future Security Professionals of America Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been admitted to a postsecondary institution with a primary concentration that is security-related (criminal justice, locksmith, police officer, etc.). Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and be attending a high school in the United States.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 30

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

This paid internship program is available for current U.S. undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of one semester of college coursework at time of application. Students in natural science, engineering, mathematics, or computer science majors have the best chance for selection; however, students in related disciplines who demonstrate interests and capabilities in research areas available at the participating laboratories may also be appointed.

Total: $5200 Awards:  200
Deadline:  May 31