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.

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship is available for graduating seniors and graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County. Applicants must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.

Total: $5000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  February 21

AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

U.S. college sophomores or juniors enrolled in ROTC are eligible for this award. Students must major in fields that are directly related to the mission of AFCEA and must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  16
Deadline:  February 23

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

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

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

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and residents of Delaware. Applicant must plan to enroll full time at the University of Delaware or Delaware State University and plan to major in the humanities or social sciences.

Total: $22361 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 05

New Leader Scholarship

This award is available for current juniors and seniors attending one of the following universities: California State University, East Bay; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Sonoma State University or University of California, Berkeley. The applicant must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be majoring in social sciences, human services, health-related fields or public service.

Total: $8000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  March 10

Jessica Lynn Herman Memorial Scholarship

This award is for graduating high school seniors who attend a high school in the Huntington Beach High School District. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate an interest in sciences and humanities.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 15

Evelyn & Bernard J. Zucker Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher and must major in the humanities.

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15

John L. and Jeanne C. Hughes Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher and must plan to pursue a bachelor of arts degree (i.e., liberal arts).

Total: $2000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 15