Criminal Justice Scholarships

Hello, I will be posting news and information on criminal justice scholarships available for students pursuing a criminal justice career.  Below are some examples of local scholarships for students.

Auburn, NY Rotary Club - Robert J. “Bob” Henderson Criminal Justice Scholarship: This scholarship offers two $500 stipends to graduating seniors at Auburn who plan to study criminal justice, corrections or forensic science in college.  Auburn High School seniors who are interested should contact the Auburn Rotary Club for details. Civilian Police Academy Alumni Associations (CPAAA) Scholarships: The CPAAA chapters that offer scholarships usually award $500 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to family members of law enforcement personnel and students planning to pursue a degree in criminal justice or entering a police academy. Here are some examples of CPAAA chapters that offer scholarships:

  • Texas CPAAA ( - Individuals must have been accepted to the police academy. Participation in community activities and groups, as well as character, morals, and adherence to laws and to the rules and regulations of the college after enrollment, and additional criteria may be used in the selection of the recipient and in the maintenance of eligibility for continuation of the scholarship.
  • Fishers, IN ( – This $1500 scholarship is available to a senior with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who expresses a strong interest in the criminal justice field. The student must be accepted to a university, enrolled full-time, and possess school leadership, community commitment and a desire to contribute to society. One scholarship will be awarded to either a Fishers High School or Hamilton Southeastern High School senior.
  • Sandwich, MA ( - The scholarship award is $500. The SCPAA Scholarship Committee will accept, review, evaluate, and recommend to the Executive Board an applicant who has applied for the award money.  The award money may be used for tuition, room and board, books, lab fees, and equipment.

Interested Students should contact their local CPAAA to check if they offer similar scholarships. The above scholarships should serve as a reminder to students to always check with local law enforcement agencies, community groups, or legal associations for information about available criminal justice scholarships.



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