Scholarships in Criminology

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be pursuing a bachelors degree in criminal justice or a closely related criminal justice field.


Gene Carte Student Paper Competition

Award: $500, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be enrolled full-time. Applicant must submit a conceptual and/or empirical paper that must be directly related to criminology.


Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.


Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.


College of Business, Information, and Social Sciences Dean's Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum SAT reading and math combined score of 1200 (composite ACT score of 26). Three recommendations and a 1,000-word essay describing the applicant's professional and personal long-range goals are required.


Captain Jim Unterwagner Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have 64 credits and be able to demonstrate academic achievement and financial need.


Jed Moses Fulmer Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Edinburgh Community, Franklin Community, Indian Creek, or Whiteland Community High School who is planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college in pursuit of a degree in law enforcement. Minimum 2.0 GPA required.


Residents Against Illegal Drugs (RAID) Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a resident of Craighead County who will major or minor in criminology.


Bob Clark Memorial Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Greensburg, North Decatur or South Decatur High School who will major in criminology or law enforcement at an accredited post-secondary institution.


Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: July 1

Applicant must be a child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Must be a U.S. citizen, grow up or currently reside in New York, and maintain a 2.7 GPA at a college/university in the U.S. Awards are based on financial need, demonstrated leadership, athletic excellence, and volunteerism. Preference given to those majoring in criminology or pre-law.


LivSecure Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: July 1

Applicants must be a high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college. Students should be currently studying law enforcement, law, criminal justice, or a related field. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word essay on why they chose a law enforcement related career and what they hope to achieve from their chosen career.