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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.

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 12

Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund

The Robert Shuker Scholarship Fund was created to aid law students in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The applicant must be a full-time student with a 3.0 grade point average or higher to be eligible.

Total: $20000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 12

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

FCBA Association Scholarships

This award is available for undergraduate students and students enrolled in law school. Selection for the award will be based primarily on a written submission of no more than one page setting out the applicant's financial need, any interests in particular areas of the law, and any qualifications for the award considered relevant by the applicant.

Total: $5000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  April 19

FCBA Judicial Scholarships

This award is available for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in law or pre-law. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, interest in specific aspects of the legal profession, and academic promise.

Total: $10000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 19

HCBF Scholarship Program

These scholarships are available for Hudson County (NJ) residents who are attending or have been accepted to law school. Students must demonstrate financial need and account for appropriate academic standards.

Total: $2500 Awards:  44
Deadline:  April 26

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

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

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

Legal Opportunity Scholarship

This award is for racially and ethnically diverse students entering their first year of law school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, have a 2.5 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  May 01

Joseph H. Gellert /Dutchess County Bar Association Scholarship

This award is available for residents of Dutchess County New York who have completed at least one year of law school at the time of application. Academic merit and financial need will be considered during the selection process.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 01

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:  May 03