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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. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find more scholarships for you. Browse our list of criminal justice scholarships and find ways to make paying for college less of a crime.

MALDEF Law School Scholarship

This award is available for Hispanic students who will be enrolled full time in a law program during the upcoming school year. Selection will be made by considering involvement in and commitment to serve the Hispanic community through the legal profession academics professional achievements and financial need.

Total: $7000

Awards: 10

Deadline: December 31

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: 3

Deadline: January 11

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is provided annually to fund a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.

Total: $30000

Awards: 1

Deadline: January 31

Vermont Police Association: Raymond R. Mooney Scholarship

This award is available for Vermont undergraduate students who are seeking education or training in a field related to public safety, including, but not limited to, emergency services, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 12

Ralph J. and Sondra Gordon Bays Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Franklin, Monroe, or Middletown Ohio who plan to major in engineering. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 14

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is available for graduating seniors and graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Applicants must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 14

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. students who are currently enrolled as college sophomores or juniors and will add diversity to the field of law and social science (e.g., ethnic minority, disabled, LGBTQ, etc.). To be eligible, the applicant must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be working toward a degree in the social sciences or humanities.

Total: $3600

Awards: 4

Deadline: February 15

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. law school students. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15

TCC Scholarship

The scholarship is for students involved in forensics, theater, dance or the arts who plan to attend Tallahassee Community College.

Total: $3800

Awards: 2

Deadline: February 17

Texas Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program

This award is available to U.S. graduate students who are residents of Texas and who attend a Texas college or university. Students must be enrolled in a public affairs, public service, or public administration program.

Total: $2000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 20

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