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College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Students
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociologyy
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Criminal Justice
Scholarships, grants and loans can help criminal justice students earn their degrees in a time of steadily rising college costs. This guide shows prospective criminal justice students what's available to them and provides tips on how to receive financial aid and scholarships. A compilation by the Community for Accredited Online Schools.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

AFCEA Educational Foundation
Provides incentives, opportunities and assistance to people engaged in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Our programs focus on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens Program
Police Family's Survivors Fund
Financial assistance is available to family survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

American Probation and Parole Association
Research Project Grants
The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) receives funds from federal agencies and private foundations to conduct research and training projects on a variety of subject areas related to juvenile and criminal justice issues. Typical products from research/grant projects include program development and implementation guides, training curricula and monographs, and the delivery of training seminars, audio and satellite teleconferences, and technical assistance.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

American Society of Criminology Fellowships
Describes ASC Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities, W. E. B. DuBois Fellowship Program, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Fellowships in Reducing Substance Abuse, National Consortium on Violence Research Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Consortium on Violence Career Development Fellowships, and UCLA Drug Abuse Research Center - Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Association For Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
AFIO Scholarships, Prizes and Awards
(1) Harold and Maria Ransburg American Patriot Scholarships : for deserving American graduate and undergraduate students of intelligence, foreign affairs, and/or national security studies. Award amounts will range from $1,500 to $3,000. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for a graduate or undergraduate award.
(2) Al Ponte Graduate Scholarship Award : For students focusing on International Relations and/or Intelligence, and who are either AFIO members, or children (grandchildren) of AFIO members or of serving Intelligence personnel. Award amount is $1,250.
(3) Life's Choices Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awards : This donation from the Morris Family Charitable Corporation provides two $4,000 scholarships to graduate students who are focusing on national security or intelligence studies and who are, or have the intent of, serving in the U.S. Government. Candidates for this scholarship should be AFIO members, their children or grandchildren, or of personnel serving in government agencies comprising the U.S. Intelligence Community.
(4) Also provides information about David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships, the CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program, Postdoctoral Associateship Program by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and National Flagship Language Program.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Offers graduate research awards and predoctoral research grants.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
The ACFE Foundation supports the education of collegiate accounting, business, finance and criminal justice students worldwide through the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. National and international students are eligible to apply and four different scholarship amounts are awarded: one $10,000 scholarship, two $5,000 scholarships, four $2,500 scholarships and twenty-three $1,000 scholarships. The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars and include a one-year ACFE Student Associate membership. Scholarships will be paid directly to a student's university.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

BrickHouse Security $10,000 College Scholarships
For Families of Police Officers Wounded in the Line of Duty
The Scholarship will be offered twice yearly. Applications for this cycle will be accepted through April 1st, 2014. At which point a winner will be chosen, announced, and we will also begin accepting applications for the next cycle which will run until September 1st 2014.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Grant Writing and Management Academy
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has established The Grant Writing and Management Academy for criminal justice practitioners and state, local, and tribal jurisdictions (including any community- and/or faith-based partners) that apply for or receive federal grants. This training provides an overview of project planning, management, administration, and assessment of federally funded programs. The training encourages participants to think strategically about how they develop and fund projects. Participants are introduced to a variety of methods and tools used to identify community problems, administer and manage projects, and assess performance. T he first module -- Before Applying for BJA Funds -- provides an overview of BJA, its funding opportunities, and the purpose of and the rules associated with grant funds and highlights various tools and resources available from BJA to help perspective applicants and grantees. The second module-- Applying for BJA Funds -- addresses preapplication activities, such as registration with http://www.grants.gov and solicitation format requirements. It also covers the application process, including information required for each section and tips on how to present the material to address the requested information, how applications are reviewed, and what an applicant can expect in terms of next steps and timing of award announcements. The third module -- Managing Your BJA Funds -- will offer an overview of the various administrative and financial requirements associated with managing a federal grant project, provide suggestions and methods to help manage daily project activities, and discuss the importance of ensuring accountability in all project operations. The fourth module -- Strategic Planning -- is a supplemental module that provides information on the benefits of strategic planning and provides suggestions on how undertaking sound project planning will assist projects to be more effective and efficient in their operation. The fifth module -- Budget -- is a supplemental module that provides more in-depth information on budget development, budget categories, and budget narrative provided as a part of a grant application. A video transcript is available for each module via the Video Transcript link at the bottom of each page.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
Scholarship Program
COPS scholarships provide financial assistance to surviving children under the age of 30 and to surviving spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, according to Federal government criteria, who wish to pursue a course of study beyond high school. Scholarships are not awarded for post-graduate study. Scholarships are not awarded to survivors who are entitled to a tuition-free education as a state death benefit. Applicants seeking financial assistance for education purposes are limited to the receipt of not more than $1,500 per semester, and total scholarship awards shall not exceed $12,000 maximum lifetime.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Correctional Education Association
CEA offers a scholarship to cover the cost for conference attendance, both on the national and regional level. The money may also be used to pay for professional development classes or degree work or for research in issues related to correctional education. Must be a CEA member. The scholarship amounts are limited to $500 award per year with a $5,000 lifetime limit. The deadline for applying is three months prior to the funded activity. The scholarship application can be found under "awards" on the web page or you can call (800) 783-1232 or via e-mail at ceaoffice@aol.com
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Crime Victim Foundation
The Crime Victim Foundation's mission is to provide last resort assistance to crime victims in Michigan who have an immediate and critical need and for whom no other financial resource is available. The Crime Victim Foundation is non-profit and works solely for the purpose of helping victims of crimes in Michigan.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Criminal Justice Scholarships
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Guggenheim Foundation (Harry Frank)
Research on Violence, Aggression, and Dominance
Find details about foundation research, grants, dissertation fellowships and more.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Hoover Foundation (J. Edgar)
In 1967 a group of retired Special Agents and private citizens joined together to form a non-profit organization that would promote the ideals of Mr. Hoover by providing scholarships to needy college and university students without regard to race, creed or religion who are pursuing degrees in law, enforcement studies or forensic sciences. Over the years the Foundation has distributed three and half million dollars to students and certain lump sums to deserving universities and colleges. The Foundation distributes approximately one hundred thousand dollars annually.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Scholarships
Each year, IACLEA awards a total of three scholarships: two IACLEA scholarships and one James L. McGovern Scholarship. Each is a one-time award of $1000.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

International Association of Emergency Managers
Scholarship Program
The International Association of Emergency Managers has established the IAEM Scholarship Program to further the education of students studying the field of emergency management. The mission of the program is to assist the profession by developing students with the intellect and technical skills to advance and enhance emergency management.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

International Association of Undercover Officers Scholarship Funds
The newsletter of this organization mentions that scholarship funds are available. For more information, contact Charlie Fuller at Charlie@undercover.org or send a letter to the address mentioned on the web page.
Email sent to verify whether scholarship is still being offered.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

MacArthur Foundation (John D. and Catherine T.)
The way in which young people are treated in the criminal justice system is often at odds with research findings about how and when humans develop mature moral, psychological, and cognitive capacities.
The Foundation supports research, model programs, policy analysis, and public education related to juvenile justice. The goal of this work is to promote an effective juvenile justice system that is linked to relevant agencies, is acknowledged to play a critical role in the community, and is held accountable for public safety and the rehabilitation of young offenders.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Michigan Sheriffs' Association Educational Services Inc.
Bernard Grysen Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship
The MSA is offering ten scholarships of $1000 to high school students intent on criminal justice careers. The scholarships only apply to Michigan colleges or universities.
Note : this scholarship program is on hold due to funding concerns.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Michigan State University
School of Criminal Justice
The School of Criminal Justice provides the following competitive scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Funds from these scholarships are intended to cover the costs of books, tuition, and fellowship funds. Applications are accepted until February 28 for the following academic year. Applications are available via 560 Baker Hall or on the web site. Scholarships include:
(1) Zolton Ferency Endowed Scholarship : Provides tuition and/or assistantship funding to graduate or undergraduate students in criminal justice.
(2) Diane M. DiPonio Memorial Scholarship : Provides tuition support to women preparing for a career in law enforcement. Applicants should be of junior or senior status.
(3) Walter E. Bothe Memorial Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Studies : Provides tuition assistance to graduate or undergraduate students pursuing careers in law enforcement.
(4) Private & Industrial Security Endowed Scholarship : Provides tuition support for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with career interests in private and corporate security.
(5) Tournament of Friendship Scholarship : Provides support for tuition and textbooks for undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice. It is designed to promote multicultural diversity and preference is given to Michigan residents.
(6) Louis A. Radelet Graduate Diversity Scholarship : Provides assistantship and fellowship funding to minority graduate students in criminal justice.
(7) Michael J. Rutherford Endowed Scholarship : Provides tuition support for juniors, seniors and graduate students in criminal justice.
(8) Robert C. Trojanowicz Juvenile Justice Scholarship : Provides tuition support to undergraduate students preparing to enter a career in juvenile justice.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

National Black Police Association
Alphonso Deal Scholarship Award
Deadline: May 17
Award two $500 scholarships for use during freshman year, not renewable. For more information, contact the Executive Director, National Black Police Association, 3251 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Washington, DC 20010; telephone: (202) 986-0410.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

National Institute of Justice
Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Graduate Research Fellowship in the Social and Behavioral Sciences track is open to doctoral students in all social and behavioral science disciplines. The fellowship awards provide support for 12 to 18 months to accredited universities for research on crime, violence and other criminal justice-related topics. Awards made under the Social and Behavioral Sciences Fellowship Program are up to $32,000 for the period of performance. NIJ encourages doctoral students in the final stages of graduate study who are conducting research that has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the U.S. to apply to this exciting program.
(Last checked 02/29/16)

National Institute of Justice
Visiting Fellows Program
NIJ is seeking proposals for innovative research, scholarship, and/or knowledge-building projects addressing high-priority criminal justice issues as part of the 2016 NIJ Visiting Fellows Program. Applications are due May 11, 2016.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers (NOBLE)
NOBLE chapters across the country conduct social activities to effectuate social change. One of the greatest services and contributions that these chapters make is their establishment of a scholarship program. These programs are funded through your donations and your support of chapter fundraising initiatives such as scholarship dinner dances, cookouts and golf outings. In addition, NOBLE sponsored the following scholarships on a nationwide basis:
(1) Irlet Anderson Scholarship Award : This one-time ($5,000) award is offered to a graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. The application must be postmarked no later than June 1st of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the NOBLE National Office at (703) 658-1529 or e-mail Sharon Parillon at sparillon@noblenatl.org
(2) Charles L. Gittens Scholarship Award : This one-time ($1,500) award is offered to a graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or criminal justice. The application must be postmarked no later than May 15th of each year. If you have any questions, please contact the NOBLE National Office at (703) 658-1529 or email Sharon Parillon at sparillon@noblenatl.org
(3) Larry Bolden Scholarship Award : This one thousand dollar ($2,000) scholarship is awarded to a student in the city/county that hosts our annual conference. The local NOBLE chapter scholarship committee in the city/county hosting the annual conference will work with the local school district to select the recepient for this award.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

National Tactical Officers Association
Educational Scholarships
Dependent children of members with active NTOA "Individual" memberships, who are at least 16 years old and a United States citizen, are eligible to apply. Any active "individual" member consistent with the above requirements may sponsor a child of a deceased NTOA member for a scholarship.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

NCJRS Grants and Funding Opportunities
A compilation of current funding opportunities from U.S. Department of Justice agencies which fund researchers and practitioners engaging in specific criminal and juvenile justice projects. General financial aid for college study is not available. See individual project descriptions for applicant requirements.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Open Society Institute
Also known as Soros Justice Fund
Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships
The Justice Fund Fellowship program supports individuals who will further its mission of reducing the nation's over-reliance on policies of punishment and incarceration, and restoring discretion and fairness to the U.S. criminal justice system. Application materials are now available on the OSI website.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Public Safety Officer's Educational Assistance Program
(FS 000270) describes the educational assistance benefits available to eligible survivors of public safety officers whose deaths or permanent and total disabilities are the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty. Benefits may be used solely to defray educational expenses. (BJA)
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Thin Blue Line of Michigan
The Thin Blue Line is a non-profit organization, which exists solely to assist and support the families of injured or deceased officers of law enforcement agencies within the State of Michigan. Whether active or honorably retired, officers and their families are assured that The Thin Blue Line will aid them with financial, emotional, physical, and medical needs that arise upon the occasion of an officer's injury or death. Provide short term assistance and care to the 21,000 law enforcement officers and their families in the State of Michigan and long term assistance and care to it's active members.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The DHS Scholarship Program provides individual scholarships to support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in homeland security-focused courses of study.
(Last checked 05/21/18)


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 05/21/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
(Last checked 05/21/18)

If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 05/21/18)


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Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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