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.

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Student Writing Contest

Students attending an ABA-approved law school in the United States who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter this writing contest. The goal of this contest is to encourage and reward law student writings on real property, probate, and trust law subjects of general and current interest.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  May 31 National Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Total: $500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 01

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 01

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 01

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 01

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 01

Marilynne Graboys Wool Scholarship

This scholarship is for Rhode Island women with financial need who plan to attend graduate school to obtain a law degree at an accredited institution.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 01

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 01

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

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: $5000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  June 11

Michigan Tuition Grant

This award is available to Michigan resident undergraduate students who are attending independent, degree-granting Michigan institutions. Students must demonstrate financial need.

Total: $1830 Awards:  28000
Deadline:  June 30