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.

Out to Protect Scholarship
Sponsor: Out to Protect
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: May 27, 2022
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.

Future Lawyers of America Scholarship
Sponsor: Bader Scott Injury Lawyers
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 21, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college and law school students who have a passion for the law. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a mentor OR one specific reform of the criminal justice system they support.

Social Justice Scholarship
Sponsor: Maxim Smith Family Law
Amount: $500
Closing Date: June 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students in the United States who are interested in pursuing a college degree in social justice, immigration rights, civil rights, anti-harassment, gender, and women’s studies, or other programs that advance justice for all people.

Texas Railroad Peace Officers Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in the state of Texas who are pursing a degree in Criminal Justice and a career in law enforcement.

Pumphrey Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Pumphrey Law
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: December 9, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on the following prompt: “Why do prosecutors and defense attorneys have different ethical duties?”

Milemark Media Legal Scholarship
Sponsor: MileMark Media
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
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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