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. Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Katz & Phillips, P.A.

    Location

    509 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804

    Contact Info

    (321) 420-1884

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 30
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be either entering or currently attending law school with type I diabetes. Minimum 2.8 GPA, proof of diagnosis, transcript, and essay between 500 and 1,000 words required.
  2. Single-Parent Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Katz & Phillips, P.A.

    Location

    509 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804

    Contact Info

    (321) 420-1884

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 30
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a single-parent who is either a current law student or planning to attend law school. Minimum 2.8 GPA, transcript, and essay between 500 and 1,000 words required.
  3. Legal Inspiration Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Fisher & Talwar

    Location

    801 South Grand Avenue, 11th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Contact Info

    (213) 891-0777

    Additional Information

    Deadline: December 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in law. Must be a U.S. citizen and full-time student. Minimum 3.0 GPA, proof of enrollment, and 500 word essay required.
  4. Law School Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team

    Location

    2394 East Camelback Road #600
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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    Additional Information

    Deadline: December 1
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be entering or currently enrolled at a law school. Essay between 500 and 750 words required on the following topic: "Tell us what drives you and why you want to pursue a law degree or why you want to go to law school. Explain what motivates you.
  5. Tad Nelson Law Firm Scholarship
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    Sponsored by The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates

    Location

    1221 Studewood Street #107
    Houston, TX 77008

    Contact Info

    (713) 802-1631

    Additional Information

    Deadline: May 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a high school senior or high school graduate from Texas who is seeking a future career in law. Minimum 3.0 GPA and student aid report showing income status of household are required.
  6. Law Scholarship for Veterans
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    Sponsored by The Tix Team

    Location

    509 West Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL 32804

    Contact Info

    (321) 732-7337

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 30
    Study Areas: law
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be either an active military or retired from military student who has been accepted or is currently enrolled at an accredited law school in the U.S. Minimum 2.8 GPA and transcript required.
  7. Visionary Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Howell and Christmas

    Location

    1495 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406

    Contact Info

    (843) 972-7875

    Additional Information

    Deadline: September 30
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is either a current law student or undergraduate student planning to attend law school. Minimum 2.8 GPA, transcript, and essay between 500 and 1,000 words required.
  8. Levy Scholars Program Scholarship
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    Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Law School

    Location

    3501 Sansom Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Contact Info

    (215) 898-7483

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must entering the University of Pennsylvania law school. There is no application for this scholarship. Office of admissions will select nominees based on admission candidates.
  9. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Merit Scholarship
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    Sponsored by New England School of Law

    Location

    154 Stuart Street
    Boston, MA 02116

    Contact Info

    (617) 451-0010

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be an incoming student at the New England School of Law with exceptional academic promise. No separate application. All students are considered upon admission.
  10. Aspiring Attorney Aid Scholarship by the Kraut Law Group
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    Sponsored by Kraut Law Group

    Location

    6255 Sunset Boulevard #1480
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Contact Info

    (323) 464-6453

    Additional Information

    Deadline: May 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student seeking a law-oriented degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.
  11. Academic Excellence Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Michigan State University --College of Law

    Location

    648 North Shaw Lane
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Contact Info

    (517) 432-6800

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be a law student at the Michigan State University College of Law. Minimum 155 LSAT score and 3.5 GPA required. There is no separate application. All law school candidates are considered.
  12. King Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Michigan State University --College of Law

    Location

    648 North Shaw Lane
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Contact Info

    (517) 432-6800

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be a law student at the Michigan State University College of Law. Minimum 162 LSAT score and 3.75 GPA required. There is no separate application. All law school candidates are considered.
  13. Lawyer & Leader Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Michigan State University --College of Law

    Location

    648 North Shaw Lane
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Contact Info

    (517) 432-6800

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be a law student at the Michigan State University College of Law. Minimum 152 LSAT score and 3.6 GPA required. There is no separate application. All law school candidates are considered.
  14. Indigenous Law Award
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    Sponsored by Michigan State University --College of Law

    Location

    648 North Shaw Lane
    East Lansing, MI 48824

    Contact Info

    (517) 432-6800

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: Y
    Requirements: Applicant must be a law student at the Michigan State University College of Law. Personal statement and resume must demonstrate interest in issues affecting Native Americans.
  15. Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Injury Lawyer News

    Location

    50 Main Street
    Hackensack, NJ 07601

    Contact Info

    Additional Information

    Deadline: December 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a pre-law or law student at an accredited U.S. college, university, or law school who has a medically documented disability, either physical or learning. Essay, statement of academic status, medical documentation of disability, minimum 3.0 GPA, and proof of acceptance or attendance to school required.
  16. EB-5 Visa Awareness Scholarship
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    Sponsored by EB5Investors.com

    Contact Info

    (800) 997-1228

    Additional Information

    Deadline: December 6
    Study Areas: law
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a currently enrolled U.S. law school student. 350-500 word essay required on an EB-5 related topic.
  17. Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, LTD.

    Location

    28 State Street, #1800
    Boston, MA 02109

    Contact Info

    (617) 720-9600

    Additional Information

    Deadline: January 12
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a law student who is entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. Scholarships based on academic merit, commitment to the pursuit of IP law, membership of a historically under represented group in IP law, communication skills, and leadership qualities. Resume, transcripts, writing sample, and one page statement on diversity required.
  18. Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Rosengren Kohlmeyer, Law Offices Chtd

    Location

    150 St Andrews Court #110
    Mankato, MN 56001

    Contact Info

    (507) 625-5000

    Additional Information

    Deadline: May 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a resident of Minnesota who is a high school senior or college student pursuing a future career in law.
  19. Addison & Ruth Dewey Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Capital University Law School

    Location

    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Contact Info

    (614) 236-6310

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Requirements: Applicant must be a Capital University graduate pursuing a degree in law. Financial need must be demonstrated.
  20. Joseph A. Brunetto Award for Excellence in the Study of Law
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    Sponsored by Capital University Law School

    Location

    303 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

    Contact Info

    (614) 236-6310

    Additional Information

    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study
    Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate student at the Capital University Law School. Preference given to a Bexley High School graduate who received an undergraduate degree from Capital University and/or who is from Bexley, Ohio.
  21. Naqvi Scholarship
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    Sponsored by Naqvi Injury Law

    Location

    9500 W Flamingo Road, #104
    Las Vegas, NV 89147

    Contact Info

    (702) 553-1000

    Additional Information

    Deadline: March 31
    Study Areas: law
    Enrollment Level: High school senior
    Renewable: N
    Requirements: Applicant must be a high school senior or graduate from the state of Nevada who is seeking a law oriented degree. Minimum 3.0 GPA, student aid report, and transcript required. Letters of recommendations and resumes are encouraged.
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