Jeff Marshall Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Jeff Marshall Scholarship Fund provides support for students admitted to the undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice Program and enrolled full-time at UNL. Up to $1000 will be awarded each academic year. The Honors Committee of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Marshall family will review applications and make recommendations to the department Chair.
Eligibility Criteria: (1) Enrolled at UNL on a full-time basis (2) A Criminology and Criminal Justice major of junior or senior standing (3) Expressed desire to work in an area of public service (4) Demonstrated academic growth and future potential
To Apply: (1) Interested students should send a letter of application (2) A resume (3) A 300-400 word essay discussing how they plan to be of service to their community and country

Joe Carroll Scholarship

Approximately $200-$400 may be awarded to an outstanding Lincoln police officer who has reached senior standing. Applicants should include a resume of academic progress, activities, career goals and other information helpful to the Honors Committee in making its decision.

Wade and Alice Knapp Scholarship Fund

The Knapp Scholarship Fund provides for two scholarships to undergraduate students in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The scholarships shall be in the amount of $1000 each academic year.
Eligibility Criteria: (1) Must be majoring in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program on the University of Nebraska at Omaha or Lincoln campus (2) Financial need* shall be a criterion in making this award
To Apply: (1) Provide a letter of application. The letter must show that applicant meets all criteria including financial need (2) Provide transcript

UNO/UNL Criminal Justice Education Fund

The Board of the Criminal Justice Education Fund will be taking applications for a scholarship to be given to an under- graduate or graduate student in criminology and criminal justice. Up to $1000 will be awarded each academic year.
Eligibility Criteria: (1) Financial need* (2) Other scholastic achievements
To Apply: (1) Submit a letter outlining career goals and the use to which the money will be applied (2) Submit a transcript

Application Information

For the scholarships listed above students should turn in applications for any of the scholarships to:Dr. Robbin Ogle, Honors Coordinator School of Criminology and Criminal Justice 310 Nebraska Hall University of Nebraska at Omaha/Lincoln Lincoln, NE 68588-0561

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 15

*Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Scholarship Award

Each year, the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association provides a $500 scholarship to an outstanding college junior or senior working towards a career in juvenile justice or an associated field. 
Eligibility Criteria:    Full-time junior or senior attending an accredited college or university in Nebraska who is majoring in criminal justice or a related field (e.g., social work, psychology, mental health).  The student should have a stated career interest in juvenile justice or a similar field and have demonstrated a commitment to community and volunteer service.  Students must reside in Nebraska and have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, with preference given to a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

Other Scholarships to Consider

McKelvie Scholarship/For Careers in Government

Applications are available early in the spring semester at the Department of Political Science for the McKelvie Scholarship. Fifteen awards with stipends up to $2,000 can be awarded. Both undergraduate and graduate students from all major fields are eligible, as are students at any accredited institution or higher education. Current McKelvie Scholars are eligible for renewal consideration. Applicants must demonstrate superior scholarship and give evidence of their plans to pursue a career in public service (local, state, or federal government employment) upon graduation. Winners of the award will be expected to participate sometime during their student career in a public service internship program. Return application, college transcript and two letters of recommendation to: McKelvie Scholarship Committee, Department of Political Science, 511 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0328.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for students to continue their education. This is a highly competitive award. Among other criteria, nominees must be full-time students in their junior year and committed to a career in government or in public service. Interested persons should contact the Honor's Program Office, 118 Neihardt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0659, (402)472-5425, or contact the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation office directly at 712 Jackson Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006, (202)395-4831.

Student Leadership Awards

This award is given annually to one male and one female student, currently in their junior year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who have made the most notable contributions toward the development of leadership qualities in their fellow students. The awards cover tuition and fees for one year. The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice may nominate one male and one female each year. The Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs selects the award winners.

American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) Scholarship

Each chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security can award a yearly academic scholarship. While there are no firm criteria, nominees must be full-time students who are committed to academic excellence. This scholarship provides up to $1,000 for students to continue their education. The Omaha chapter is currently chaired by Mr. James M. Van Lent. He can be reached at (402) 341-0500 ext. 7450. Interested persons may also contact the national headquarters at the following address - ASIS Foundation, Inc., Barbara Koopersmith, 1655 North Fort Meyer Drive, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22209, (703)522-5800.

Public Employees Roundtable Scholarship

This annual scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to full-time graduate or undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or better and are considering a career in government service. Preference is given to applicants with previous public service work and/or volunteer experience. Interested students should send a self-addressed stamped envelope to obtain an application form from the Public Employees Roundtable. Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 14270, Washington, D.C. 20044-4270, (202)927-5000.

Alpha Phi Sigma

The National Criminal Justice Honor Society awards the following scholarships.

V.A. Leonard Scholarship

Alpha Phi Sigma Award, the National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, offers two $500 scholarships to members of Alpha Phi Sigma each year. One award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student and the other to an outstanding graduate student. This scholarship is based on academic achievement as well as extracurricular activities and professional recommendations. Interested persons should contact their advisor or contact Alpha Phi Sigma, St. Thomas University, Sullivan Hall, 16400 N.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33054.

Regina B. Shearn Scholarship

This scholarship is based on academic goals and professional recommendations. Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, offers two $1000 scholarships to members of Alpha Phi Sigma each year. One award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student and the other to an outstanding graduate student. This scholarship is based on academic achievement as well as extracurricular activites and professional recommendations. Interested persons should contact thier advisor or contact Alpha Phi Sigma, St. Thomas University, Sullivan Hall, 16400 N.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33054. All Aplication due in February.

Outstanding Paper Awards

Alpha Phi Sigma

The National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, offers two $75 awards for the best papers presented at the Alpha Phi Sigma National Convention. One award is given to the best graduate student paper. The papers are judged by a committee composed of Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' members. The competition is open to Alpha Phi Sigma members whose chapters are in good standing. Interested persons should contact their advisor or contact Alpha Phi Sigma, St. Thomas University, Sullivan Hall, 16400 N.W. 32nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33054.

The American Society of Criminology

Offers up to three awards per year for papers presented by students at its meeting. The author of the first place paper receives $300 and airfare to the annual meeting. The second and third place award winners receive $150 and $100 respectively. Interested persons should contact their advisor or contact Sarah Hall, American Society of Criminology, 1314 Kinnear Road, Suite 214, Columbus, OH 43212; (614)292-2907.

The Crime, Law and Deviance Section of the American Sociological Association

Offers an award each year for a paper presented by a student at its meeting. The author receives a $500 travel grant to attend the meetings and the opportunity to present the paper at a session. Interested persons should contact their advisor or contact Neal Shover, Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 38996-0490, (615) 974-6021.