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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. Take our Scholarship Match Quiz and find more scholarships for you. Browse our list of criminal justice scholarships and find ways to make paying for college less of a crime.

Community Leaders Scholarship

To help students who are seeking a career in public service and who have an interest in helping others in their communities, we have created the Spencer & Associates Community Leaders Scholarship. Through this program, we provide financial assistance to college students who have demonstrated an interest in serving their communities and who are pursuing careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, or other legal fields. Through the Community Leaders Scholarship, our firm awards $1000 each semester to an undergraduate or graduate student. Please see the requirements for eligibility and the instructions for applying below.
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  August 07, 2024

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Paralegal Scholarship

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are committed to helping aspiring paralegals fund their educational goals. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Recipient is a U.S. citizen currently attending a paralegal education program within the United States. Student must have completed at least one semester of classes at a paralegal education program.
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  October 01, 2024

Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.

The criminal justice system can be an intimidating and overwhelming place, especially for those who do not have the legal knowledge to cope with it. That is why we are proud to introduce our new scholarship program specifically designed for law students who are interested in helping individuals within the criminal justice system. We are committed to helping those who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the field of criminal law. The Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C. Criminal Justice Scholarship provides recipients with an award of $1,000 to use toward their tuition fees and educational expenses.
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  November 15, 2024

Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

At Kopfler & Hermann, we are pleased to continue our annual scholarship for 2023! This $1,000 award will be given to a student who has overcome adversity and emerged stronger. With over 40 years of legal experience, Kopfler & Hermann law firm has served the Gulf Coast since 1992. As personal injury attorneys, we are committed to serving justice and ensuring injured workers and accident victims receive full compensation for their injuries and damages. Following this mission, the attorneys at Kopfler & Hermann established the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship and are offering it for the fifth year in a row. Kopfler & Hermann, a personal injury law firm based in Houma, Louisiana, is excited to bring back to announce our annual scholarship for 2024. This $1,000 award will be given to a student who has overcome adversity and emerged stronger. With over 40 years of legal experience, Kopfler & Hermann law firm has served the Gulf Coast since 1992. As personal injury attorneys, we are committed to serving justice and ensuring injured workers and accident victims receive full compensation for their injuries and damages. Following this mission, attorneys Kopfler & Hermann established the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship and offered it for the sixth year!
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  November 30, 2024

Second Chance Scholarship Foundation

We believe everyone deserves a second chance! You are not defined by your mistakes but by the lessons you learn from them. At The Umansky Law Firm Criminal Defense & Injury Attorneys, we are committed to giving others a second chance by helping our clients overcome their legal troubles and move forward in their lives in a positive direction. We want to highlight and award students who overcame hardship and received a second chance with a Second Chance Foundation Scholarship because many people go through life without being recognized for the obstacles they conquered with resiliency and gratitude. Since 2011, we have been giving out multiple $1000 dollars Scholarships to many resilient students who have overcome adversity and grown from that experience. If you are interested in getting an education scholarship, we will ask you to write an essay about the hardships you encountered and what that second chance meant to you. This is a $1,000 scholarship award given directly to the student.
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  December 31, 2024

Northern California Asian Peace Officer’s Association Scholarship

This award is offered to full-time students planning to major in law enforcement or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher to apply, and do not have to be of Asian descent.
Award Amount

Total:  $3000

Awards:  3

Deadline

Deadline:  January 11

Tom Steel Post-Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship is provided annually to fund a new lawyer to work in the United States on an innovative, public interest law project that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
Award Amount

Total:  $30000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  January 31

Vermont Police Association: Raymond R. Mooney Scholarship

This award is available for Vermont undergraduate students who are seeking education or training in a field related to public safety, including, but not limited to, emergency services, law enforcement, and criminal justice. Students must demonstrate financial need.
Award Amount

Total:  $1000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  February 12

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. law school students. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
Award Amount

Total:  $2000

Awards:  1

Deadline

Deadline:  February 15

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.
Award Amount

Total:  $18000

Awards:  3

Deadline

Deadline:  March 01