Criminal Justice Scholarships

The fields of criminal justice & law offer many different career opportunities and educational choices. Career paths include cyber security, corrections, law enforcement, and national security. As you learn more about your career options, you should also keep in mind that there are many associations & agencies throughout the country that have established scholarships to help & encourage your educational endeavors. Below you’ll find a few of the many criminal justice scholarships available.

If you or your association offer a scholarship for students studying criminal justice, or a related field, and would like your scholarship information listed below, please contact us and we’ll be happy to review the details. and include your award information in our directory.

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CHS Quasi Endowment Scholarship

  • Award: Varies
  • Application Information: http://ccj.asu.edu/students/funding
  • Must be a Criminology and Criminal Justice major
  • Undergraduate full-time or part-time student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Evidence of community service and leadership activities in the past 24 months.

South Carolina Correctional Association Scholarship

  • Award: $1,000
  • Application Information: http://www.sccorrectionalassociation.com

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Applicant must be an active SCCA member, SCCA member spouse or dependent, student member, or criminal justice student recommended by SCCA member professor. Applicant must be pursuing a graduate, undergraduate, technical, or vocational degree from an accredited college or university. Applicant must be entering his/her freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of an accredited college or university. First year students must be officially accepted by the institution.


National Technical Investigators’ Association Regan Memorial Scholarship

  • Award: $500
  • Application Information: http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in an accredited college program may apply. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement. See website for details.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award

  • Award: Varies
  • Application Information: http://www.aca.org/pastpresentfuture/awards.asp

The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education or graduate training related to a career in the criminal justice field. An ACA member must recommend nominations to the ACA Committee on Correctional Awards.

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WIFLE Scholarship Program

  • Award: $500 to $2,000
  • Application Information: http://www.wifle.org/scholarshipprogram.htm

Women in Federal Law Enforcement Scholarship. Open to women pursuing a degree related to a career in law enforcement.


Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Award: 1,000
  • Application Information: http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/scholar.htm

Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, established the HORIZONS Foundation to encourage women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States.


Vermont Police Association Scholarships

  • Award: $1,000 (multiple awards)
  • Application Information: http://www.vtpoliceassociation.org/VPA_Scholarships.htm

The Vermont Police Association offers several different scholarships. Most are open to residents of Vermont who are interested in degree in law enforcement.


The Relgalf Charitable Foundation in Florida

  • Award: Full tuition & living expenses
  • Application Information: http://criminology.fsu.edu/p/scholarships-relgalf.php

Scholarship intented to prepare law enforcement officers for service in small police departments. Students chosen for the Relgalf Scholarship will receive tuition and living expenses for their four years of undergraduate study. In addition, the Relgalf Scholars will receive coursework scheduling guidance from expert College advisors and assistance securing summer internships, including positions in small, large, and foreign police departments. Relgalf Scholars will be chosen each year from qualified high school seniors and current police officers who apply. After graduation, students are expected to obtain employment in a small U.S. police department.

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