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Scholarship NameAward
$2,000
Deadline
Feb 28
Offered by
Niche
Description
Students can use the money to help cover tuition, housing, meal plans, books, computers, or any education-related expenses.
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$10,000
Deadline
Mar 17
Offered by
Scholarship Points
Description
ScholarshipPoints.com will give away more than $100,000 in scholarships this year including this $10,000 scholarship!
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$10,000
Deadline
Mar 31
Offered by
Unigo
Description
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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.
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$1,000
Deadline
Feb 28
Offered by
Degreed
Description
Degreed wants to hear about your passion and your plan to pursue it. To enter, you simply have to create a free Degreed profile and tell them in 100 words or less how you'll use the $1,000 if you win!
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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
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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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$1,000
Deadline
Feb 28
Offered by
Niche
Description
Take a survey on your neighborhood and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship.
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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
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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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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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