Scholarships in Forensic Science

Direct Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15; May 15

Applicant must be a junior or senior in a baccalaureate program or a graduate student at an accredited university who is pursuing a degree in forensic science, forensic chemistry, or a physical/natural science. Applicants from FEPAC accredited programs will be given additional consideration. Selection is based upon overall scholastic record including forensic science coursework, motivation or commitment to a forensic science career, personal statement and faculty recommendation. Awards will not be granted to current forensic science laboratory employees pursuing graduate degrees.


Forensic Scholarships

Award: $11,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have participated in high school debate and plan to major in forensics.


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.


Life Science Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a new entering student (fall term entry only) who has been accepted as a full-time student. Applicant must plan to major in one of the following disciplines: biology, biochemistry, environmental science, forensic science, or marine science (biology or chemistry).


Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees - Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: computer forensics, corrections, criminal justice, forensic psychology, homeland security, law enforcement, and sociology with law/criminal emphasis.


Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship

Award: $125,000, Deadline: January 11

Applicants must be freshmen with a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and reside in Ohio. Students must have participated in considerable co-curricular activities. Applicants must major in one of the following areas: biochemistry, biology, biology education, chemistry, chemistry education, computer science, engineering, environmental science, forensic chemistry or science, marine biology, mathematics, math education, pre-dental, pre-medical or pre-veterinary.


PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship Program

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicants must be PG&E customers who are either high school seniors, current college students, veterans or adults returning to school studying one of the following STEM related careers: Engineering (electrical, mechanical, computer, industrial or environmental), Computer Science/Information Systems, Cyber Security or Environmental Sciences. Students must intend to be full-time undergraduate students for the entire upcoming school year working toward their first degree at a PG&E Partner School in California.


Jacksonville State University Criminal Justice - Forensic Investigations

Award: -, Deadline: February 1

Applicants must be undergraduate students at Jacksonville State University and majoring in criminal justice. Students should have a concentration in forensic investigations. Applicants must attend classes in at least one of the summer sessions between May and August. Students must submit essays along with their application.