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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
College Prowler
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
How to apply
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$10,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Unigo
Description
Apply to win one of four $10,000 college scholarship with just 5 Simple Words that illustrate what life will be like 10 years after college graduation. Just answer a few short and simple questions to complete the application for a chance to win $10,000 toward your college education.
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$1,000 - $1,000
Deadline
Sep 30
Offered by
Niche Parent Survey
Description
Love it or hate it, tell us about your child's school! A few survey responses will earn you an entry into our monthly $1,000 Parent Survey Scholarship that can be used to finance your child's education.
How to apply
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ACJA/Lambda Alpha Epsilon Scholarship$100-$400
Deadline
December 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available online and by written request.
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American Society of Criminology Fellowships for Ethnic Minorities$6,000
Deadline
March 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Society of Criminology
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice C.O. Ronet Bachman
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717-5242
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available by written request.
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$1,000
Deadline
Jul 31
Offered by
Cappex
Description
This is an easy scholarship offered every month. There is no GPA requirement and no essay to write! All you have to do is create a Cappex profile. Click ‘apply’ and you may have just made $1,000!
How to apply
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Chairman Emeritus AwardVaries
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
North Carolina Central University
P.O. Box 19788
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be nominated by a member of NABCJ.
How to apply
Nomination applications are available online.
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Florence Young Memorial Scholarship$1,500
Deadline
June 2
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association on American Indian Affairs
Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be full-time students from the continental U.S. or Alaska.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Gene Carte Student Paper Competition$200-$1,000
Deadline
April 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
Nancy Rodriguez
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University West
4701 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
There is no application form. Paper must be mailed in. The paper specifications are on the website.
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Jonathan Jasper Wright AwardVaries
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
North Carolina Central University
P.O. Box 19788
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Award recipients will be involved in affecting policy change. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.
How to apply
Nomination applications are available online.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSJunior
Description
Open to all high school juniors in the class of 2016.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Maurice B. Cohill, Jr. Young Investigator AwardUp to $500
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
3700 South Water Street
Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. Applicants must be U.S. high school juniors or seniors or youth in placement facilities who will be attending a college, university or trade school after graduation or completing a GED. They must complete a research paper on a topic relating to juvenile crime, law, public policy, delinquency, courts, law data analysis or probation. Selection is based on the overall strength of the paper.
How to apply
Applications are available online. An application form, cover sheet, research paper and abstract are required.
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Richard McGrath Memorial Fund AwardVaries
Deadline
December 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available by written request or email.
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Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship$1,000-$10,000
Deadline
February 4
Renewable
No
Offered by
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Scholarships Program Coordinator
The Gregor Building
716 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Student Paper Competition$50-$150
Deadline
January 31
Renewable
No
Offered by
American Criminal Justice Association
P.O. Box 601047
Sacramento, CA 95860-1047
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
How to apply
Applications are available online and by written request.
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$500
Deadline
Jun 1
Offered by
HSSenior
Description
Open to all high school seniors in the class of 2015.
How to apply
Applications are available online.
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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute ScholarshipVaries
Deadline
May 1
Renewable
No
Offered by
Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
701 East Franklin Street
Suite 706
Richmond, VA 23219
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. 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.
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.
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William L. Hastie AwardVaries
Deadline
March 15
Renewable
No
Offered by
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
North Carolina Central University
P.O. Box 19788
Durham, NC 27707
Eligibility
Unknown may apply. The award honors the first African American appointed to the bench in 1937 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Nominator should be a member of NABCJ.
How to apply
Nomination applications are available online.
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