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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.

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

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

Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition

International and U.S. students studying at an accredited law school in the United States are eligible to enter this writing competition. Students must submit an essay on a cutting-edge legal issue affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex community.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 15

MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson Jr. Scholarship

This award is for students entering their first year of law school who are citizens of the U.S.. Applicants must have an interest in diversity and corporate law, be financially disadvantaged, and have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 28

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)

This paid internship program is available for current U.S. undergraduate students who are 18 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of one semester of college coursework at time of application. Students in natural science, engineering, mathematics, or computer science majors have the best chance for selection; however, students in related disciplines who demonstrate interests and capabilities in research areas available at the participating laboratories may also be appointed.

Total: $5200 Awards:  200
Deadline:  May 29

Peck Law Firm Scholarship

This award is for students seeking a law-related degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31

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:  May 31

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

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Non-Tribal College Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled in California or Oregon institutions and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must be majoring in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

Total: $3000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled at Ilisagvik College in Alaska or Northwest Indian College in Washington are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and major in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

Total: $3000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31

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