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.

Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
Sponsor: American Society of Criminology
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled on a full-time basis in an academic program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicant must submit a paper on Criminology.

Noble National Scholarships
Sponsor: National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to African-American students who are incoming or current college students and who are/will be pursuing a degree in any of the social sciences, including technology, forensic investigations, and other criminal investigative studies, to further a career in law enforcement or criminal justice.

Center for Advancing Opportunity Doctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: TMCF | Center for Advancing Opportunity
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: March 30, 2020extended to April 27, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current doctoral students pursuing a doctoral in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, or Political Science).

Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
Sponsor: National Black Police Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 22, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and of good character. Applicant must have been accepted by a college or university with the intent to obtain higher education training in the academics of law enforcement, or other related areas, for the betterment of the Criminal Justice system.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 29, 2020
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.

Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Neal Davis Law Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of the United States who are registered at a U.S. college or university. Applicant must give a legal argument on why you are for or against a convicted felon having the right to vote or bear arms.

Keller Law Offices Scholarship
Sponsor: Keller Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school in the fall of 2020. Applicant must describe an incident or write a fictional story of how someone got falsely accused of a crime and how they handled it.

Milemark Media Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: MileMark Media
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: February 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and grad school students interested in or currently studying law, criminal justice, or forensics. Applicant must submit an essay sharing why they are interested in law, criminal justice, or forensics.

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