Undergraduate Academic Scholarships

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Degrees

Award Description

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Areas of study that will be considered include Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Sociology with Law/Criminal emphasis, Corrections, Computer Forensics, and Forensic Psychology among others.

  • Amount: $500
  • One Award Annually
  • Deadline: April 1st, 2020

Previous Scholarship Winner — $500 Award

Casey Horrigan
Casey Horrigan
Northern Arizona University
Criminal Justice

"I work as a Law Enforcement Ranger at Yosemite National Park and the Flagstaff National Monuments. I've gained a special interest in the protection of wildlife and have been learning how to detect illegal trafficking and poaching of valuable or rare species. I am studying Criminal Justice and minoring in Biology at NAU as I hope to combine my education with my law enforcement skills to work as a special agent for a federal agency to build wildlife cases and bring criminals to justice. Following my completion of school I will make significant contributions to our nation's most valuable treasures."


Applicants should be pursuing a degree within a related Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement program emphasis, such as one of the following:

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide Study.com with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by Study.com. The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.