Scholarships for Criminal Justice Majors

Are you compelled to make the world a better place by studying for a degree in criminal justice? Pursuing such a noble goal can be pricey, but luckily there are scholarships out there to make an education in criminal justice more affordable. Some local or state police agencies and other private organizations offer scholarships for students studying criminal justice or focusing on a specific career in the area, such as policing. Some of these scholarships are targeted at a specific group of students, such as minorities or LGBT students. Others are available to any students studying criminal justice at an accredited university who meet academic or financial need requirements. Find a scholarship to fund your education goals from the below list of criminal justice scholarships.

Showing 1-20 of 21 scholarships
View Details The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Future Leaders of Washington State Scholarship The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Washington State Attorneys
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Legal|Finance|Government|Politics|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school|
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Offered by The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, this scholarship is open to high school or college students who are interested in the legal field or a related field such as government, politics, criminal justice, or finance.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|Corrections|Computer Forensics|Forensic Psychology|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 7 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +5 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public High School|private high school| in |Santa Clara, CA|Santa Cruz, CA|San Francisco, CA|San Mateo, CA|Contra Costa, CA|Napa, CA|Solano, CA|Monterey Bay, CA|Monterey, CA|San Benito, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Sonoma, CA|Marin, CA|Alameda, CA|
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This scholarship was started in 2010 in memory of Police Chief Harold Johnson to benefit students pursuing a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for public service, academic potential, leadership and financial need.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Stefanie Liberti Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • 1,000 - 7,500
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • School (K-12): |Lake Worth Community High School, Lake Worth, FL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduating High School Senior|
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Stefanie Liberti Memorial Scholarship accepts applicants selected by Lake Worth High School selection committee. Eligible applicants must plan to pursue a degree in criminal justice and have participated in the criminal justice program for 4 years. Applicant is open to graduating high school students from Lake Worth High School.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • May-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |San Patricio, TX|Refugio, TX|Aransas, TX|Bee, TX|Jim Wells, TX|Kleberg, TX|Nueces, TX|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Mark Todd Hale who died from complications arising from elective open-heart surgery on Aug. 12, 1987, before realizing his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer. This opportunity is open to graduating high school senior or a full-time college student (12 hours or more) pursuing study in the field of criminal justice. Applicants must be residing in the Coastal Bend.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 400
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Legal|Social Justice|
  • Residence: Live in |Allegan, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The Honorable George R. Corsiglia Scholarship Application for Excellence in the Law and Pursuit of Justice is provided to graduating high school students of Allegan County. The program grants a $400 fund for students pursuing higher education in
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Cecelia Springmeyer Memorial Scholarship Decatur County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|Teaching|Agronomy|Animal Husbandry|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Decatur|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Post-Secondary Education|
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Established in memory of Cecelia Springmeyer, this scholarship is created to support a student of North Decatur or South Decatur County. Applicants must be planning to attend a post-secondary education from an accredited four-year school, who will enroll in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Animal Husbandry, Agronomy or Teaching.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|High school graduate|
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Willingness to learn|
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The Criminal Justice Scholarship Award is awarded to graduating high school senior or high school graduate. Applicants must be pursuing major in criminal justice field with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Bruce C. Bade Scholarship Fund Blackford County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Criminal Justice|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|Vocational School|
  • Extracurricular: |Community Service|Sports|
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Jeanine M., Jennifer Ann, and Brian W. Bade established the Bruce C. Bade Scholarship Fund in honor of their father Bruce C. Bade. Bruce Bade was a Blackford County Circuit Court judge. This scholarship aims to provide financial support to a student planning to take up criminal justice, law, or a law-related field.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship Fund Blackford County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Science|Criminal Justice|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|Community College|College|Vocational School|
  • Extracurricular: |Sports|
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Shelli L. and Jeffrey J. Nickols established the Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son Jorden W. Nickols. Jorden was s Blackford High School graduate who was active in sports. The scholarship provides scholarships to students who plans to take up a degree in education/coaching, criminal justice, or a science-related field and have alco participated in sports during high school.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Political Science|Law|Philosophy|Economics|English|Criminal Justice|Medicine|Finance/banking|Accounting|
  • School (College): |Accredited program in the US|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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The Undergraduate / Pre-Law Student Scholarship is available to graduate student enrolled in an accredited program in the US. Applicants must be pursuing major in Political Science, Economics, Accounting or Finance, English, Philosophy, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Medicine
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Aaron Zeiher Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
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Established in memory of Aaron Zeiher, an Explorer with the Johnson County Sheriff s office, this scholarship is students who are residents of Johnson County, IN and planning to pursue a degree in law enforcement or the criminal justice field at an accredited public or private college or university in Indiana. Applicants must demonstrate good character and a history of leadership in school, church, and/or community.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details John S. Atwater Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • School (K-12): |Lake Worth High School, Lake Worth, FL|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to graduating high school senior of Lake High Worth High School who has participated in the criminal justice program and pursuing a career in criminal justice.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|
  • Residence: Live in |Koochiching, MN|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|Training Program|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to outstanding students of Koochiching County who are planning to pursue a career in criminal justice at a four-year college or planning to attend a training program in law enforcement.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,200
  • 2 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Criminal Justice|Counseling|
  • Residence: Live in |Mississippi|
  • School (College): |Public University|Southern University at New Orleans (LA)|
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This scholarship was established in memory of Anthony "Tony" Gobar of Jackson, a long-time juvenile justice specialist who died of a heart attack in 2004. Tony was a man who found his greatest joy in the simple things in life, had a selfless spirit and willingness to always help another person. He dedicated himself to making his community a better place, especially when it came to troubled youth who found themselves in the state's criminal justice system. This scholarship in his honor benefits full-time junior or senior students at a public university in Mississippi or at Southern University in Louisiana. Students must be majoring in criminal justice, political science, or counseling. Students must also have a career interest in juvenile justice or a related field and must demonstrate a strong commitment to community and public service. Award amount may be used for tuition, books and room and board.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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The scholarship is established in honor of Jacques Avent who was the first African-American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is given to deserving undergraduate student of African-American/Black heritage who is enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona and committed to pursuing a career in public administration.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship Delaware Higher Education Commission
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Music|Art History|History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Political Science|Philosophy|Art|Economics|English|Sociology|Criminal Justice|Language|Social Work|Communications|Psychology|Human Services|International Relations|Mass Communications|Art Conservation|Black American Studies|Comparative Literature|Continental European Studies|East Asian Studies|Foreign Languages & Literatures|Latin American studies|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Delaware|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|Delaware State University (DE)|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding high school seniors who are planning to pursue a post-secondary education University of Delaware or Delaware State University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 2,000
  • 10 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • Employer: |Child or Step-Child of Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff|Child or Step-Child of Deceased NC Law Enforcement Officer|Child or Step-Child of Retired/Disabled NC Sheriff/Deputy Sheriff|
  • School (College): |North Carolina State University (NC)|North Carolina|Appalachian State University, Boone, NC|North Carolina A&T State University (NC)|East Carolina University (NC)|Elizabeth City State University (NC)|Fayetteville State University (NC)|North Carolina Central University (NC)|University of North Carolina at Charlotte, (NC)|University of North Carolina at Pembroke, (NC)|University of North Carolina Wilmington, (NC)|Western Carolina University (NC)|Winston-Salem State University, (NC)|
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This scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students residing in North Carolina and pursuing study in the field of criminal justice, one for each UNC constituent institution that has a criminal justice degree program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|
  • Residence: Live in |Union|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Hispanic|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Daniel W. Schindlbeck Memorial Scholarship Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Law Enforcement|
  • Employer: |Police Officers|Kane County Sheriffs Department|
  • Residence: Live in |Kane, IL|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities to students whose parent or grandparents are a current or former Aurora Police Officer or an employee of the Kane County Sheriffs Department who are planning to pursue a career in the criminal justice or law enforcement and attending in Aurora University.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
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