Scholarships

Scholarships for Criminology and Criminal Justice Majors 

 

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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 $750 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 School Director.

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.

Joe Carroll Scholarship
Approximately $1,000 may be awarded to an outstanding Lincoln police officer who has reached senior standing (by the time of the award).

Wade and Alice Knapp Scholarship Fund

The Knapp Scholarship Fund provides support for two scholarships to undergraduate students in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The scholarships shall be in the amount of $2,000 each academic year.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Must be majoring in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program on the UNO or UNL campus, & (2) Financial need* shall be a criterion in making this award.

UNO/UNL Criminal Justice Education Fund

The Board of the Criminal Justice Education Fund evaluates applications for a scholarship to be given to an undergraduate or graduate student in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Multiple awards up to $1,000 may be available.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Criminal Justice student in either UNL or UNO undergraduate or graduate program, & (2) Scholastic achievement.


Webb Family Scholarship

The Webb Family Scholarship Fund provides support to undergraduate students in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Up to $1,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Must be majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice on the UNL or UNL campus, & (2) must have senior standing by the time of award.

Detective Kerrie Orozco First Responders Scholarship

The Detective Kerrie Orozco First Responders Scholarship fund provides support to undergraduate students with a desire to pursue a career as a first responder (local, state, or federal law enforcement, fire, or EMT). Up to $1000 will be awarded.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Must be majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice; (2) must be a resident of Nebraska or Iowa; (3) must be a junior or senior by time of award (i.e., Fall 2016); (4) should have a record of community service; (5) expressed desire to pursue a career as a first responder; (5) preference will be given to candidates with financial need and with a GPA of at least 2.5.

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice takes applications for the above scholarships and annually announces when the online application is available.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 1.

Other Scholarships to Consider 

 

 Ellen Freeman Wakefield (above left) presenting a scholarship to Maizie Sterling

The William Wakefield London Student Support Fund

Each year the Willaim Wakefield London Study Abroad Award provides support for Criminology and Criminal Justice student enrolling in and completing the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England course at UNO or UNL at either the undergraduate or graduate levels.  Up to $2,000 will be awarded each year to one or more students with no individual award to exceed $1,000.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Enrolled and accepted to participate in the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England course (2) Criminology and Criminal Justice major/pre-major at either UNO/UNL campus (3) Financial Need will be considered in making this award.  Preference will be given to economically disadvantaged students who would not be able to participate without receiving the scholarship (4) Required participation in the London travel component of the course. Application materials will be provided at the time of acceptance to the program.

The Len & Ann Freeman London Study Abroad Scholarship

The Len & Ann Freeman London Study Abroad Scholarship provides a scholarship for support for a Criminology and Criminal Justice student enrolled in and completing the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England course at either the undergraduate or graduate level.  The amount of the scholarship is generally $3,000 and will be awarded each year.

Eligibility Criteria: (1) Enrolled and accepted to participate in the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: England course (2) Criminology and Criminal Justice major/pre-major at either UNO/UNL campus (3) Financial Need will be considered in making this award.  Preference will be given to economically disadvantaged students who would not be able to participate without receiving the scholarship (4) Required participation in the London travel component of the course. Application materials will be provided at the time of acceptance to the program.

The 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 toward a career in juvenile justice. Information about the scholarship is provided to all Nebraska colleges and universities approximately 3 months prior to the conference.  Applicants are asked to fill out a form describing work experience in the field, volunteer/community service experience, professional growth and development, and career goals. Applications are reviewed and a recipient is selected by the NJJA Board. The scholarship is presented during the annual conference awards luncheon. Scholarship winners meet with the NJJA Board for networking opportunities.  http://njja.org/

Louis Coe Spire Memorial Scholarship
Open to CPAC undergraduate sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, demonstrated financial need and current, on-going involvement in community youth organizations.  Application.

McKelvie Scholarship/For Careers in Government
Open to Midwest undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in government, the purpose of the McKelvie Scholarships is to promote and strengthen public service leadership in the public sector. Applicants will be judged on their scholarship and academic standing; evidence of commitment to a public service career, reflected in past, current and/or anticipated future government employments and/or an internship with a public/government agency. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit transcripts of all academic work, a resume, and two letters of support. Ten to fifteen scholarships ranging up to $2,000 are awarded each year. All application materials are to be sent online only, by April 1, to David Csontos at dcsontos2@unl.edu.

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 Dr. Laura Damuth, Director, National and International Fellowships, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 118 Neihardt, Lincoln, NE  68588-0659, fellowships@unl.edu, 402-472-5601.

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.  http://stuafs.unl.edu/outstanding-student-leadership-award.

Alpha Phi Sigma

The National Criminal Justice Honor Society awards the following scholarships and Outstanding Paper Awards. Review all criteria and application information at http://www.alphaphisigma.org/scholarships-grants-1.html. The deadline for all scholarships and awards is January 31.

V.A. Leonard Scholarship

Alpha Phi Sigma Award, the National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, offers $1500 scholarships to members of Alpha Phi Sigma each year. One award is given to an outstanding undergraduate and the other to an outstanding graduate student. This scholarship is based on academic achievement as well as extracurricular activities and professional recommendations.

Regina B. Shearn Scholarship
Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honorary Society, offers a $1,500 scholarship 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 performance, leadership, service, personal statement and evaluation reports.

Outstanding Paper Awards


Alpha Phi Sigma Outstanding Paper Award

The National Criminal Justice Honorary Society offers up to three scholarships each for undergraduate and graduate students for best papers.  First Place will receive a scholarship of $500, Second Place will receive $250, and Third place $150.

The American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Competition
A student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at either the undergraduate or graduate level is invited to participate in the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition.  These awards are given to recognize outstanding scholarly work of students.  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place papers will be awarded prizes of $500, $300 and $200 respectively, and will be eligible for presentation at the Annual Meeting.  The 1st prize winner will also receive a travel award of up to $500 to help defray costs for attending the Annual Meeting.  The submission deadline is April 15.  http://www.asc41.com/awards/CarteAward.html