Who Can Apply: Any undergraduate student enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the United States majoring in one of the following areas may apply:
– Criminal Justice
– Pre-Law Studies
– Political Science
– Bachelor of Individualized Studies
To be awarded the scholarship, each student must still be enrolled in a four-year college or university program in the upcoming fall semester. Students should not apply for this scholarship if they will graduate in the spring semester, and therefore will not be enrolled in school in the fall semester. Exceptions will be made for graduating college students who are enrolled in law school for the upcoming fall semester.
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 immigrants 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, 2020