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.

Edward J. Kiernan Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who have a parent or guardian that is a member of a union affiliated with the International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be accepted in a course of study in law enforcement, labor relations or a related field at an accredited university or college.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 01

Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have a career focus in international relations or intelligence. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

Col. Sully H. de Fontaine Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who have a career focus in intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or natural security studies. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $1200 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who have a career focus in national security or intelligence. The applicant must be a member of the Associaton of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), OR the child or grandchild of a member of the AFIO, OR the child or grandchild of a serving intelligence professional.

Total: $3500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  July 01

George Hutchinson Writing Competition

This writing competition is open to all students enrolled for the upcoming school year in any law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Students must submit a paper on a topic that lies within the substance, procedure, or scope of the specialized jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 01

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

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe. Students must be pursuing a degree in art, law, or medicine.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 16

Higher Education Academic Scholarship Program (Bright Flight)

This award is available to Missouri high school seniors who are planning to attend an eligible Missouri postsecondary institution. The student must have completed the SAT or ACT assessment during the senior year of high school and score within the top five percent of the state.

Total: $3000 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  July 31

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

Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who have a career interest in legal or criminal justice fields. Students must major in one of the following fields: criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, history, political science, journalism, or communications.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31

Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students from Ohio who have a personal experience with, or motivation to work against domestic violence. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31

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