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.

Criminal Defense Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited law school within the United States. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must have a criminal record (will be kept confidential).

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

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:  July 15

d’Oliveira & Associates College Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school graduates who are persuing a major related to law. Applicants must submit an essay on the dangers of drunk driving.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 28

Ehline Law Paralegal Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who are enrolled in a paralegal program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 01

University of Oregon Staton Scholarship

This award is for U.S. students who will be incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon. Students must be residents of Oregon and must demonstrate extraordinary financial need.

Total: $6550 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 15

ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Law and Social Science

This fellowship is open to U.S. and international students who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences. Doctoral and proposed research must be in the general area of sociolegal studies or in social scientific approaches to law, the legal profession, or legal institutions.

Total: $35000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  January 15

Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship

U.S. citizens or permanent residents and Canadian citizens students currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree in engineering/engineering technology; computer science/MIS; pre-law; political science; or telecommunications/information technology are eligible for this award. Students must attend a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26

Jewish Federation Academic Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college juniors and seniors who are Jewish and demonstrate career promise in a helping profession. Students must also meet one or both of the following criteria: he/she was born or raised in either Cook County, the Chicago metropolitan area, or northwest Indiana OR he/she has completed one continuous year of full-time employment in Cook County or the Chicago metropolitan area prior to starting professional education.

Total: $120 Awards:  5000
Deadline:  February 01

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 01

Richard M. Weaver Fellowship

This fellowship is available for U.S. graduate students who plan to teach at the college/university level. Students must be enrolled full time in a non-professional program of study.

Total: $10000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 01

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

TCC Scholarship

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

Total: $950 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 16