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.

Goodwin & Scieszka Innovation Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited U.S. law school. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 01

Betty Rendel Scholarship

This award is for U.S. female college juniors and seniors who are majoring in political science, government, or economics.

Total: $1000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 01

Judge John R. Brown Scholarship

This writing contest is available for students currently enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States. There is no page limitation or restriction on the topic except that the writing must be on a legal subject.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 03

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 07

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: $750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 10

Recycling Research Foundation National Scholarship Program

U.S. students seeking a graduate degree in a program that supports the scrap processing and recycling industry as a whole are eligible to apply for this award.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 14

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school senior females who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must have an interest in pursuing a public finance related career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  June 15

Gordon Johnson Law Scholarship

This scholarship is open to members of Kappa Delta Rho who plan to attend law school in the academic year following award of the scholarship. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 15

Console & Associates Legal Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who are pursuing a degree in pre-law, paralegal studies, or working towards their juris doctorate in any concentration of the law. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 15

Guaranteed Removals Scholarship

The Guaranteed Removals Scholarship is available for incoming and current undergraduate students who are majoring in computer science, criminology, or law.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 28

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

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe. Students must be pursuing a degree in art, law, or medicine.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 01