Deputy Ian Michael Deutch Scholarship

This is information about a criminal justice scholarship for a current University of Phoenix student who is seeking a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is enrolled at any Las Vegas University of Phoenix campus or Online. The Deputy Ian Michael Deutch Scholarship is a one year $12,000 tuition and fee scholarship. Deputy Ian Michael Deutch was killed in the line of duty in Pahrump, Nevada while responding to a shooting call on April 26, 2010. He had served with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office for six year. In his honor the University of Phoenix set up this scholarship for students.

To be eligible for this criminal justice scholarship applicants must be a legal resident of the United States; have been granted permanent residency; have a valid visa that does not prohibit educational studies; have been granted temporary protected status along with approved Notice of Action issued by Citizen Immigration Services and verified through CIS Form g-845; or have been granted asylum along with the approved Notice of Action issued by the Citizen Immigration Services. Also, applicants, once enrolled, must not receive a total of 100% tuition reimbursement from any other source(s). Applicants must not be an employee or family member of an employee of Apollo Group, Inc., University of Phoenix, Western International University, Institute for Professional Development or any other subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc.

Applicants must submit a complete, signed application, together with all supporting documentation by the deadline date listed under the Selection Process section. Applicants must also submit completed essays as described in the Essay section. High importance will be placed on the applicant’s desire to advance in their education, with an emphasis on furthering their careers, and their impact in the community in which they reside. The online application can be found at

The deadline for this year has passed but this is a great scholarship that students at UofP-Las Vegas should keep in mind for next year. More information can be found at

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