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Department of Homeland Security and American Criminal Justice Association Scholarships

Department of Homeland Security

Scholarship Name: DHS Undergraduate Scholarships
Description: The Department of Homeland Security provides scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing a career that relates to the protection of our nation’s borders. The Undergraduate Scholarship Program offered by DHS combines the areas of justice and the STEM careers, and accepts students who are studying engineering, mathematics and technology as it related to homeland security into their prestigious program. The scholarship pays full tuition, as well as a generous monthly award of $1,000. Students are invited to participate in a 10-week paid internship at the DHS in the summer between the two-year program period. Two-year college students may apply, but they must be planning to transition to a four-year institution prior to the commencement of the scholarship program year.
Award: Full tuition + stipend
Awards per Year: Varies
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Homeland Security Studies, Criminal Justice, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering
How to Apply/Contact: Applications for the DHS Undergraduate Scholarship are available at the DHS website.
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American Criminal Justice Association – Lamda Alpha Epsilon

Scholarship Name: American Criminal Justice Association Scholarships
Description: The American Criminal Justice Association, a national membership organization with more than 250 chapters nationwide, offers modest scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in criminal justice. In order to apply, students must be a dues paying member of the Association and have completed at least one semester of relevant criminal justice coursework. Students should have at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the award.
Award: $100 – $400
Awards per Year: Three
Award is Open to: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Major/Field of Study: Criminal Justice
How to Apply/Contact: You can view the application for the American Criminal Justice Scholarship at the ACJA/LAE website, even if you are not yet a member. But you must become a member if you want to submit an application. Also keep in mind that scholarship applications should be submitted as hard copies, and you’ll need five of them in total.
See Also: Criminal Justice Scholarships, Scholarships for Graduate School

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