Scholarship Grants for Criminal Justice Students

Students pursuing a major degree in criminal justice studies can apply for a scholarship grant for criminal justice. These scholarship grants for criminal justice students are offered by the federal government as well as private entities.

Richard A. Aksamit Memorial Scholarship

The Richard A. Aksamit Memorial Scholarship is a grant sponsored by the Capitol City Footprinters Foundation. This scholarship is available for senior high school students that are graduating and plan to attend to the accredited 2 or even the 4 year college or university in the state of Nebraska pursuing criminal justice or fire science majors. The scholarship grant offered is $500. To become eligible for this grant, applicants must come from the accredited high schools in the area of Lancaster County, Nebraska. Visit the for further details of the scholarship grants. All application documents and necessary information must be submitted on or before March 1 every year. For any inquiries, contact the foundation by emailing them at

Frank M. Cahoon Memorial Fund

The Frank M. Cahoon Memorial Fund is a scholarship grant that was formed in honoring the late Dare County sheriff. Applicants on this scholarship grants must pursue career in criminal justice or law enforcement and must come from any high school in Dare County. For the applicants applying for the first time, the application is due March 31 on a yearly basis and for renewal; the yearly deadline is on March 18.

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Fund aimed to assist qualified students that will take college education and will pursue a degree as well as career in the field of law enforcement and criminal justice. For the students to become eligible, he/she must be a citizen residing in Indiana and willing to attend college in any university or college in Indiana. In addition to that, he/she must be a member of the Indian Sheriffs’ Association or he/she can be a dependent of a member of the said association. It is necessary that applicants must first take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the SAT or the American College Test or the ACT. He/she must be a full time student in order to qualify for this scholarship grant. For more details about this scholarship, visit You can call the association through the phone at (317) 356 – 3633.

Indiana Sheriffs’ Association
7215 E 21st Street # E
Indianapolis, IN 46219-1777

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