SearchCriminal Justice Degrees

Guide to National and State Scholarships

Use this directory to find criminal justice scholarships in 2015 that are right for you using a variety of filter criteria. Some scholarships are only available to certain segments of the population, like high school students, or conversely, only available to those who are a certain number of years into their criminal justice degree programs, so take advantage of the sorting options below to customize your search. This resource is designed to save you time and effort by compiling some of the top criminal justice scholarships in one place.

Most scholarships for criminal justice majors focus on students who have already finished an undergraduate degree, who intend to use their criminal justice degrees to pursue graduate-level law programs. Many of these are scholarships are targeted towards students of a particular ethnicity. Others focus on serving students in a particular area of law, such as media law or domestic violence. There are other opportunities available for students who do not meet these requirements, however, so do not worry if you do not meet these criteria. Students interested in other specializations, such as law librarianship, criminology and law enforcement can also find funding opportunities online, though there are fewer of these.

Many of these scholarships are offered at the state or local level, rather than the national level, so start your search by filtering for your geographic location. Some counties provide scholarships for students who are interested in pursuing areas of criminal justice, law, and law enforcement that suit the needs of those areas, such as fish and game management or criminology. Some do not restrict students from other areas from applying, but they tend to give preference to local students. As a result, you should consider asking schools and law enforcement organizations in your area about their opportunities for students. In general, these do not pay out quite as much as scholarships with larger coverage areas, but every dollar in grants and scholarships is a dollar you will not have to pay back later after completing your degree.

Key Criminal Justice Scholarships

Wade H. Stroud Scholarship

The Wade H. Stroud Scholarship is typical of criminal justice scholarships for students at a particular college, and is targeted at students at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Applicants must be part of the school’s criminal justice program and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students must write a personal statement about their intended career goals and provide at least three letters of recommendation. The scholarship is primarily targeted at students currently starting their criminal justice program, as applicants must have at least two terms of their studies remaining. The monetary reward is $800.

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship is a typical state-level scholarship for students interested in law enforcement and criminal justice, and is offered by the premier law enforcement organization in the state. Students applying for this scholarship should have a passion for law enforcement and participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Targeted at students in high school or pursuing undergraduate degrees, this scholarship requires students to be committed to a law enforcement career and be members of the association. Students who are not members can still apply, but must enclose a membership application as well. The monetary reward is $500.

Directory of Criminal Justice Scholarships

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  1. Jacksonville Law Alumni Tuition Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an entering student who is a Jacksonville-area resident. Selection is based upon academic merit.
  2. Joseph R. Julin Memorial Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an outstanding freshman law student. Selection is based upon academic merit.
  3. Lane, Trohn, Clarke, Bertrand, Vreeland, & Jacobsen Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

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    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an entering law student. Selection is based upon academic merit. Preference is given to Polk County residents.
  4. Wiliam F. & Elizabeth R. Leonard/Judge William T. Hodges Tuition Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an entering law student. Selection is based upon academic merit.
  5. MacFarlane, Ferguson, Allison, & Kelley Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an entering student. Selection is based upon academic merit and financial need.
  6. John C. Pinkerton Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
  7. Terrye Coggin Proctor Memorial Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit and need.
  8. Terrye Coggin Proctor Tuition Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Minimum 2.8 GPA required. Selection based on merit and need.
  9. Justus W. Reid Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit.
  10. Johnson S. Savary Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit.
  11. Schutts & Bowen Eric B. Meyers/William P. Simmons, Jr./Thomas L. Wolfe Memorial Tuition Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit. Preference given to a resident of Florida.
  12. Clifford A. & Michele Schulman Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit. Preference given to a resident of Florida.
  13. W. Paul and Erin C. Shelley Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Selection based on merit.
  14. Law Faculty Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: Y
  15. Florida Bar Foundation, Glenn Terrell Scholarship Fund
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    Sponsored by University of Florida

    Location

    2070 Weimer Hall
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    Deadline: March 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: N
  16. Justinian Society Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Justinian Society of DuPage County, Illinois

    Location

    1155 South Washington Street, Suite 100
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Contact Info

    (630) 961-0225

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    Deadline: April 15
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a student of Italian descent who is attending a college in Illinois with at least one semester of law school completed. Completed application, brief written statement from applicant, faculty letter of recommendation, copy of most recently filed federal income tax return, and attendance at the Justinian Scholarship and Installation Dinner required.
  17. Sho Sato Memorial Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)

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    Deadline: April 1
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement.
  18. May M. Walker Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Oklahoma

    Location

    Law Center
    300 Timberdell Road, Room 221
    Norman, OK 73019

    Contact Info

    (405) 325-4726

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be enrolled full time in the College of Law, show evidence of ability to succeed, and demonstrate financial need.
  19. George B. Fraser Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Oklahoma

    Location

    Law Center
    300 Timberdell Road, Room 221
    Norman, OK 73019

    Contact Info

    (405) 325-4726

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Selection is based upon first-year class status and need. Consideration given to performance in civil procedure 1.
  20. Lee B. Thompson Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Oklahoma

    Location

    Law Center
    300 Timberdell Road, Room 221
    Norman, OK 73019

    Contact Info

    (405) 325-4726

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 1
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a first-year law student who demonstrates excellent character, leadership, unselfish service to others, and scholarship. Selection is based upon merit and need.
  21. Mary L. Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Oklahoma

    Location

    Law Center
    300 Timberdell Road, Room 221
    Norman, OK 73019

    Contact Info

    (405) 325-4726

    Additional Information

    Deadline: April 1
    Study Areas: Law
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Award must be used to defray tuition, airfare, and lodging expenses for the Oxford Summer Law Program in England. Selection is based upon need and scholastic standing.
  22. Bowles, McDavid, Graff, and Love Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

    Location

    900 Lee Street East, 16th Floor
    Charleston, WA 25301

    Contact Info

    (304) 346-3620

    Additional Information

    Deadline: January 15
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, High school senior
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled as a freshman at the West Virginia University College of Law who demonstrates financial need and a strong record of academic excellence in undergraduate work.
  23. Madeline B. McCrum Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

    Location

    900 Lee Street East, 16th Floor
    Charleston, WA 25301

    Contact Info

    (304) 346-3620

    Additional Information

    Deadline: January 15
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be attending West Virginia University College of Law. Minimum 2.5 GPA and composite ACT score of 20 required.
  24. William A. McGillivray Gold Medial in Law
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: December 1
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Awarded to the student with the highest aggregate standing during the three years of study in the faculty. Award is in Canadian dollars.
  25. F. Richard Matthews Q.C. Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: May 1
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a B.Comm graduate of the Faculty of Management and have an accounting concentration or CA designation. Selection is based upon academic merit. If no suitable candidate is found, then a student entering the faculty who is a graduate of the Faculty of Management will be considered.
  26. Gordon Johnson Law Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Kappa Delta Rho Foundation

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    Deadline: April 15
    Study Areas: Law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a member in good standing of Kappa Delta Rho with a minimum grade average of "B," and must be accepted to law school. Selection is based upon academics, financial need, and chapter, community, and campus involvement. Black and white photo of applicant in coat and tie required.
  27. Alberta Law Foundation Bursary
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: May 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Selection is based upon academic record, Law School Admission Test scores, maturity, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and financial need. Preference is given to Canadian Aboriginals.
  28. Blake, Cassels, & Graydon LLP Scholars Awards
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: May 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College sophomore
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must rank in top tenth of class. Financial need and extracurricular activities considered.
  29. Elizabeth Briscoe Bursary
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: May 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Selection is based upon academic record, financial need, Law School Admission Test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and maturity.
  30. Elizabeth Brisco Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Calgary

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    Deadline: May 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Selection is based upon academic record, Law School Admission Test scores, extracurricular activities, work experience, community involvement, and maturity
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