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.

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Non-Tribal College Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled in California or Oregon institutions and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must be majoring in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

Total: $3000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled at Ilisagvik College in Alaska or Northwest Indian College in Washington are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and major in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

Total: $3000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
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:  May 31
2019

Seidel Family Scholarship Fund (Gettysburg College Attendees)

This scholarship is open to students who have resided in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for two or more consecutive years and are enrolled at Gettysburg College in a pre-law related course of study. Students must have completed at least one semester of college at time of application; entering freshmen are not eligible to apply.

Total: $2361 Awards:  6
Deadline:  June 1
2019

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 1
2019

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:  June 1
2019

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:  June 1
2019

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:  June 1
2019

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 1
2019

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 1
2019

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 3
2019

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
2019