Criminal Justice Scholarships

Criminal justice is the study of all things related to law enforcement, police, lawyers, and corrections. Students studying criminal justice or criminology in college should consider the scholarships below.

Operation Thank an Officer Scholarships
Sponsor: Operation Thank an Officer
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: March 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing a degree in law enforcement, current law enforcement officials who are pursuing an advanced degree and children of law enforcement officials.

UNCF Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $2,933
Closing Date: March 24, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are from New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut who are committed to social justice. Applicant must be African American and be currently enrolled in college with at least a 2.5 GPA. Although all majors are encouraged to apply, those students who are political science, criminal justice or in a course of study toward the preparation of law school will be given preference.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 28, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender.

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