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.

Marjorie M. Shostak Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are pursuing an academic discipline leading to a career in international trade, business, law or a related international field. Acceptable majors include business administration with an international emphasis, economics or political science ( i.e., pursuing a law degree, with an international emphasis). Students must attend an accredited Southern California institution and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 05

Political Leadership Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students who are majoring in law, political science, public policy or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBT people. Applicant must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 11

StudentCam Documentary Competition

This contest is available for U.S. students in middle school and high school. In order to enter, applicants must submit a short video documentary about an issue, event, or topic that helped him/her better understand the role of the federal government in their life or community.

Total: $5000 Awards:  150
Deadline:  January 20

Army Staff Sgt. Richard S. Eaton, Jr. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in fields related to alliance building, counterintelligence, cultural understanding, and national security.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 31

Josephine De Karman Fellowship

This award is for college seniors who will receive a bachelor's degree by June and candidates for a Ph.D. who will defend their dissertation by June.

Total: $25000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  January 31

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 the following: involvement in and commitment to serve the Hispanic community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need.

Total: $7000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 31

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

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

J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who attend or plan to attend the University of Notre Dame Law School, the University of Kansas Law School, or Washburn Law School. Students must be residents of Kansas and be in the top 10 percent of his/her class.

Total: $33625 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 15

John Hudson Savage Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to Vermont students who reside in Chittenden County and are seeking a degree in public safety, including but not limited to, emergency medical services, fire service, health care, or law enforcement. Students must demonstrate financial need and community service.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15

Vermont DAR Good Citizenship Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont high school seniors who are seeking a degree in the social sciences. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15

Vermont Police Association: Erwin Bugbee Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Vermont undergraduate students seeking a degree in law enforcement. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15