If you want to be the next Johnnie Cochran, J. Edgar Hoover or Inspector Gadget, you’re going to need an education. (Gadget didn’t mention college, but anyone with secret leg springs must have had some training.)
Those seeking a degree in law will obviously need several years of schooling. For those more interested in the police force, requirements may vary. Some departments will only require a high school degree; others make an undergraduate education a must. In both cases, a postsecondary education is recommended. If you want to keep your options open or hope to move up in the ranks, chances are, additional schooling will be a factor.
At Scholarships.com, students can access information about more than 2.7 million scholarships and grants. By conducting a free scholarships search, they can find criminal justice scholarships as well as other scholarship awards they will be eligible to receive based on different criteria. Financial aid is available...you just have to make the first move.
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to advance their education in anti-fraud career paths. Applicants must be enrolled 9 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if undergraduate or 6 semester hours (or equivalent) per term if graduate level. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited, four-year college or university with enrollment throughout [...] More
The Vermont Police Association created this scholarship for Vermont students seeking a degree in law enforcement. Eligible applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell Grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans), as well as demonstrate financial aid. Recipients are notified by May 1. The type of school you will attend (accredited school approved for federal [...] More
The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in memory of Police Chief Harold "Hal" Johnson to provide financial support to students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. This scholarship honors Hal's 29 year law enforcement career, which began in Sacramento, California, in 1955. He chose his career after serving honorably as a [...] More
To be eligible for the ISF Scholarships, applicants must: be Muslim or active members of the Muslim community; have enrollment full-time at an accredited university in the U.S. by August or be employed full-time in an ISF Supported Field and a part-time student at an accredited university in the U.S.; be majoring in an ISF Supported Field; be maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average; be a [...] More
In 1985, 15-year-old Sheryl Ann Horak joined Bettendorf Police Department Explorer Post No. 9611 in Iowa. She participated in a wide range of post activities over the next two years, rising to the rank of lieutenant. On August 14, 1987, a fund was created by Lt. Kim Adamson of the West Valley City, Utah, police department to memorialize Sheryl's contribution to law enforcement Explorers and to [...] More
The National Technical Investigator’s Association Captain James J. Reagan Memorial Scholarship awards two merit-based scholarships annually. Two merit-based awards are conferred. Each consists of a $2,500 one-time scholarship. The recognitions will be presented at the national law enforcement Explorer conference or at a local ceremony. Any law enforcement Explorer who is in the 12th grade or in [...] More
To be eligible for the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship, applicants must: be enrolled in an ALA accredited library graduate school program or law school in the U.S.; be a member of a recognized minority group (as defined by current U.S. guidelines); intend to pursue a career in law librarianship; complete the Strait Scholarship/Fellowship application, indicating their interest in either the [...] More
The mission of the Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is to acknowledge, support, and empower exceptional graduating high school seniors of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties by providing financial assistance for an education at their college of choice within Washington state. Over 1,000 of the most promising high school graduates from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties have attended college [...] More
WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of those engaged in Law Enforcement. The dollar amount of each scholarship will vary based on numerous factors. Scholarship Awards may be renewable on subsequent applications. WIFLE scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic potential, [...] More
To be eligible for the Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy Scholarship, applicants must: be a resident of Chicago; be a high school sophomore; submit a parental consent form; have an attendance rate of at least 90%; have a valid school ID, state ID, or valid driver's license with a good driving record; have obtained a physical examination (within 12 months); have completed a [...] More
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Foundation annually awards scholarships to students majoring in recreation, parks and leisure studies throughout Ohio. The Don Schmidt Scholarship is for students majoring in parks/law enforcement. To be eligible, applicants must: have a declared major in a relevant degree program at a college or university in Ohio, and/or the applicant must be a resident of [...] More
When you get acceptance letters from multiple colleges, there’s nothing wrong with taking some time to celebrate. But once the mental confetti has fallen, it’s time to decide: which school do you actually want to attend?
High school students planning to work in a STEM-based field can rest assured about their career prospects. Research shows that STEM jobs will grow more than twice as rapidly as non-STEM jobs over the next 8 years. [...]
Did you know that there are more scholarships with deadlines in March than any other month? Now is the time to put in a little bit of your time to apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. Of course, you are going to want to prioritize wisely, with just over a week left in the month. [...]