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ACJA/Lambda Alpha Epsilon Scholarship
Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students who are studying criminal justice. Students must be ACJA/LAE members, but they may submit a membership form at the time of application. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters or three quarters of their education while earning at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit transcripts, letters of enrollment and goals statements.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available online and by written request.
Website: https://www.acjalae.org/membership-benefits.html

ALLCOPS Criminal Justice Professional Scholarship
Sponsor: Allegan County Community Foundation
524 Marshall Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors or non-traditional adult students. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must intend on enrolling full-time in an accredited criminal justice program.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://alleganfoundation.org/Scholarships

Bruce C. Bade Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation
121 North High Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school graduates living in Blackford County, local students who have completed at least one year of college, or nontraditional students.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.blackfordcofoundation.org/

Chairman Emeritus Award
Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
1801 Fayetteville Street
106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
P.O. Box 20011-C
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by a member of NABCJ.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.
Website: https://nabcj.org/

Criminal Justice Changemaker Scholarship
Sponsor: Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Eligibility: Applicants must be incoming or current undergraduate or law students in the United States interested in a criminal justice career. Students must submit an essay on a provided prompt.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://versustexas.com/criminal-justice-changemaker-scholarship-2021/

Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship
Sponsor: Lux Law Firm
429 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to a college or university or students currently enrolled in a college or university. An essay is required on a provided prompt.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://theluxlawfirm.com/scholarship/

Darius Quimby Scholarships
Sponsor: Operation Thank An Officer
P.O. Box 92
Montrose, MN 55363
Eligibility: Applicants must be current high school students or college students pursuing a degree in law enforcement or current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree. An essay submission is required.

Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: March 5
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://thankanofficer.org/scholarships/

Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
Sponsor: American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
Daniel Ragan
Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico
1915 Roma N.E., Suite 1103, MSCO5 3080
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students. The writing competition requires applicants to write on a topic directly related to criminology and must be accompanied by a letter signed by the dean or department chair. Other paper formatting requirements are listed on the website. The first place winner also receives a travel award.

Amount: $200-$500
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: There is no application form. Paper must be mailed in. The paper specifications are on the website.
Website: http://www.asc41.com

Jed Moses Fulmer Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Johnson County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 217
Franklin, IN 46131
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating seniors of Edinburgh Community High School, Franklin Community High School, Indian Creek High School or Whiteland Community High School who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited institution and will pursue career in law enforcement or in the Department of Natural Resources. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and special consideration will be given to those who attend Vincennes University. Selection is based on the strength of the overall application.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: February 22
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.jccf.org/scholarships

John S. Atwater Scholarship
Sponsor: Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
700 South Dixie Highway
Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in the criminal justice program for four years.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: January
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org

Jonathan Jasper Wright Award
Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
1801 Fayetteville Street
106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
P.O. Box 20011-C
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility: Award recipients will be involved in affecting policy change. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.
Website: https://nabcj.org/

Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Blackford County Community Foundation
121 North High Street
Hartford City, IN 47348
Eligibility: Applicants must have participated in high school sports. Students must plan to study education/coaching, criminal justice or a science-related field and be qualified as a full-time student. Students must submit information on their school and community activities and goals, a transcript, an explanation of their financial need and an appraisal from a guidance counselor or other school official.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.blackfordcofoundation.org/

Melissa L. Linville Criminal Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: Crimcheck
17295 Foltz Industrial Parkway
Suite B
Strongsville, OH 44149
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in classes for the upcoming academic year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Selection is primarily based on demonstration of leadership potetntial, dedication to a career in criminal justice and ambition. Students must submit an essay explaining their educational and professional goals.

Amount: $500
Deadline: August 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.crimcheck.com/about/criminal-justice-scholarship

Richard McGrath Memorial Fund Award
Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility: Applicants must be active American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA/LAE) members majoring in a criminal justice field who have attended at least one regional meeting. The fund pays the registration fee for students to attend the national conference.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available by written request or email.
Website: https://www.acjalae.org/membership-benefits.html

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Scholarships Program Coordinator
The Gregor Building
716 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students with a declared major or minor in criminal justice, accounting, business or finance. Students must submit three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a Certified Fraud Examiner or local CFE Chapter and must write an essay on why they deserve the scholarship and how fraud awareness will help their career.

Amount: $1,000-$10,000
Deadline: February 4
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.acfe.com

Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Sponsor: American Society of Criminology
1314 Kinnear Road
Suite 212
Columbus, OH 43212-1156
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Asian American, Latino or Native American. Recipients must have been accepted into a doctoral studies program. Selection is based on curriculum vitae, college transcripts, financial need, references and letter describing career plans, experiences and interest in criminology.

Amount: $6,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Applications are available by written request.
Website: http://www.asc41.com

Student Paper Competition
Sponsor: American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility: Applicants must be student members (undergraduate or graduate) of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon and submit an original paper on criminology, law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, corrections, prevention, planning and evaluation or career development and education in the field of criminal justice. Students may apply for membership along with their paper submission. Applicants should submit applications and three copies of the paper.

Amount: $50-$150
Deadline: December 31
How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the Executive Secretary.
Website: https://www.acjalae.org/membership-benefits.html

Virginia Sheriffs' Institute Scholarship
Sponsor: Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
951 East Byrd Street
Suite 905
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of an eligible Virginia locality. They must be accepted or enrolled at a Virginia college or university and must be majoring in or planning to major in criminal justice. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, letter of recommendation from applicant's local sheriff, personal essay, proof of college acceptance (incoming freshmen only) and standardized test scores (incoming freshmen only) are required.
Website: http://vasheriffsinstitute.org

William L. Hastie Award
Sponsor: National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
1801 Fayetteville Street
106 Whiting Criminal Justice Building
P.O. Box 20011-C
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility: The award honors the first African American appointed to the bench in 1937 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Nomination applications are available online.
Website: https://nabcj.org/

Zinda Law Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Zinda Law Group
8834 North Capital of Texas Highway
Suite 304
Austin, TX 78759
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents and be enrolled in an accredited college or university or high school seniors planning on attending college after graduation. Students should be interested in pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in political science, government service or a related field and want to help consumers, families, the public or undeserved communities.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: https://www.zdfirm.com/scholarships/