Who Can Apply: Any undergraduate student enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the United States with an interest in the legal or criminal justice fields may apply. Applicants must major in or actively pursuing a degree in one of the following areas of study (proof from the college or university must be provided upon request from the scholarship committee):
– Criminal Justice
– Pre-Law Studies
– Political Science
Submission: Applicants must write an essay between 2,000 and 3,000 words on one of the following topics:
– Police conduct is a divisive issue in our country. Do you think police officers should wear body cameras while on patrol? Do you think this will better serve the community? Explain your answer.
– There are millions of undocumented persons living in the United States. Should the U.S. Government grant legal status to these individuals, or deport them? Explain your answer.
– Do you think our criminal justice system is too hard on defendants? Should mandatory minumum jail sentences be higher or lower for certain offenses such as drug crimes, gun crimes, or DUIs? Explain your answer.
Deadline: July 31, 2016
Learn More: Christopher W. Keyser Scholarship