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.

Humane Studies Fellowship

The Humane Studies Fellowship is available for international and U.S. students who will be college juniors or seniors or graduate students in the upcoming academic year. Students must have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.

Total: $15000 Awards:  180
Deadline:  March 01

Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program

This award is for Maryland residents who are pursuing in a degree or certificate program in either fire service technology or emergency medical technology at a postsecondary institution in Maryland. The student must be an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance or rescue squad member and agree to serve a Maryland community as a career or volunteer firefighter or ambulance and rescue squad member while taking college courses.

Total: $7110 Awards:  150
Deadline:  March 01

Alabama Student Assistance Program

This award is available to Alabama undergraduate students who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution in Alabama. Students must be enrolled in an eligible program and must demonstrate substantial financial need.

Total: $2500 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  March 01

Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in criminology. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented minority population.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

Northeast Florida Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Scholarship

Current college juniors or seniors with 60 or more credits and a 3.5 grade point average who attend Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University, Flagler College, or the University of North Florida are eligible to apply for this award. Students must major in the humanities, social/behavioral sciences, or natural sciences.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 01

MDL Educational Scholarship

This scholarship is available for New Jersey high school seniors who have an interest in the law and plan to pursue a law degree. Selection will be based on academic achievement, test scores, school and community activities, and an essay.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 11

R. Marlin Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition for Law Students

This writing competition is open to U.S. students who are enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school. Students must submit a paper of no more than 45 pages on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law, or environmental law.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 04

Gilbert G. Pompa Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. college seniors who are planning to attend law school. Applicants must be of Hispanic descent and plan to attend law school upon graduation.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 05

Tannenwald Writing Competition

This award is for full- or part-time law school students pursuing any law degree, or other students enrolled in a U.S. law school tax course as part of an MBA or other non-law degree program. Students must submit a paper on any technical or policy-oriented topics relating to any type of existing or proposed U.S. federal or state tax or taxation system, including topics relating to tax practice ethical and professional responsibility matters.

Total: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 06

Women in Public Finance Scholarship

U.S. graduating high school senior females who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must have an interest in pursuing a public finance related career in finance, government, nonprofits, or law.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 31

Criminal Justice Scholarship Award

This award is for high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college who are pursuing a degree in the criminal justice field and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 01

Captain Robert C. Sorensen Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are enrolled in the Fire Science program at Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ). Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and enroll in at least six credit hours per semester.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  August 01