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 purpose of the association is to develop the professionalism of the members by furthering their skills and knowledge in the areas of technical surveillance, law enforcement, and forensic activities through the offering of special training, the inter-agency exchange of ideas and experiences, and assistance in the implementation of new techniques and equipment in the law enforcement community. [...] More
The Chicago Police and Firefighter Training Academy (CPFTA) awards a two-year scholarship for cadets of the four-year program (two years in high school and two in college). Students must meet or exceed the following requirements to be eligible:
-A 3.0 (B) average upon completing the two-year high school component -A 90% attendance rate throughout the high school component -No Driving [...] More
In honor of a very special friend of the Camden County Hero Scholarship, a scholarship is offered in the name of the late Chief Gary R. Cline, who served the Merchantville Police Department. The amount of this scholarship is determined annually and is offered to all graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a career in law enforcement. The applications are available in January of the [...] More
Any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States citizen graduating by the spring of the current academic year or any Georgia student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG scholarship.
The criteria for the award include: - Presenting a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a [...] More
George A. Strait Minority Scholarships are awarded annually to college graduates with meaningful law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines, are degree candidates in an accredited library or law school, and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. Applicants must show evidence of financial need. To apply for the George A. [...] More
HEEF scholarships are based on a combination of low-income family background, academic achievement, and involvement in extracurricular activities, community volunteer work, church service or work-employment. The HEEF Mike Corona Foundation Law Enforcement Scholarships are intended to provide support for graduating Orange County high school seniors or transfer students interested in pursuing a [...] More
The Indiana Sheriffs' Association Scholarship Fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing funds to provide college scholarships to qualified students who are committed to pursuing an education and career in the law enforcement field.
Qualifications: -All applicants must be Indiana residents -All applicants must be committed to pursuing an education and career [...] More
The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and [...] More
The Lincoln Legal Professionals Association members share a common interest in promoting continuing professionalism in the legal field. The Association is offering a scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
The scholarship is awarded to minority nominees who have demonstrated a need and a willingness to continue an educational mission toward a college education or graduate training related to a career in the criminal justice field.
All nominees must describe in a short essay (250 words, double-spaced) their reflections on the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, and how they have [...] More
The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is awarding scholarships to outstanding Middle Tennessee students pursuing a degree in business, criminal justice, information technology, or a law-related major. One scholarship in the amount of $1,500 and five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded.
Application process: - Complete the scholarship [...] More
The National Black Police Association is seeking to enhance higher education opportunities for high school seniors who are of good character and who are a U.S. citizen. A 500-word essay and recommendations must accompany the scholarship application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More
The Sheriffs of North Carolina feel that the scholarship program sponsored by their Association will assist prospective personnel for Sheriff's Offices as well as other law enforcement agencies across the state.
Eligibility: Twelve scholarships are offered each year to full-time North Carolina resident undergraduate students majoring in criminal justice, one for each UNC constituent [...] More
Out To Protect offers a law enforcement scholarship for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or straight ally and who are pursuing a career in law enforcement by putting themselves through a basic training program. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States (sponsored or self-sponsored) and demonstrate being [...] More
This merit-based award involves a one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent on the yield of the endowment. The award also includes a plaque and pin. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement explorer conference or a local ceremony.
Any law enforcement explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according [...] More
The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in memory of Police Chief Harold Johnson to provide scholarship support to students who plan on pursuing a career in police work, corrections, or other criminal justice fields. Applicants must demonstrate a desire and plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required as [...] More
The Officer Chad Spicer Heroes Scholarship was created in memory of Georgetown, DE police officer Chad Spicer, killed in the line of duty on September 1, 2009. To honor Officer Spicer and his commitment to the community, the Heroes Scholarship seeks to bring awareness to other heroes in our own hometowns. The scholarship is open to high school seniors from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and [...] More
The Lint Center for National Security Studies, Inc, a non-profit charity, focused on supporting the educational pursuits of the next generation of America's Counterintelligence and National Security Workers, today unveiled the Virginia and Frank Misselhorn Memorial Scholarship which aims to identify, support, and mentor an emerging leader focused on Alliance Building, Counterintelligence, and [...] More
WIFLE Foundation, Inc. and Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Inc. (both known as WIFLE) are organizations with a goal to achieve gender equity within federal law enforcement through the recruitment, retention, and promotion of qualified women. WIFLE offers several scholarships to talented individuals to meet the demands in the field of law enforcement and to foster the professional development of [...] More
A mom who agreed to pay $1.5 million to a college-admissions consultant to help her child get into a prestigious prep school and Ivy League College is now being sued for allegedly paying only half the fee. The Manhattan-based firm, The Ivy Coach, says the family is part of the "international aristocracy who have enlisted Ivy Coach's premium services." [...]
A controversial immigration debate was canceled this week by a student group at The University of Chicago - a university which "prides itself on protecting free speech, even offensive speech." The Edmund Burke Society, a conservative parliamentary debating society, canceled the debate, claiming it "could not assure an orderly event," particularly following the uproar over how the group had described the event. [...]
A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor has been accused of following members of a pro-chief Illiniwek group into a restroom and videotaping. He was arrested for unauthorized videotaping but was released from the county jail since the state's attorney's office did not charge him with a crime. [...]