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  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Criminal Justice

Scholarships that appear on this page are specific to the Department of Criminal Justice. Visit the collegewide page to view more scholarships.

AMY KURITAR LOHRMANN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, volunteer leadership positions, and community service
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and professional goals

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 3 awards at $1,000 each

ASIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide a 250-word narrative describing career plans in the security profession, including degrees and/or professional development courses, applicable memberships and specific areas of interest
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (This letter is not due until the applicant is offered an interview and does not need to be submitted with the initial application.)

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume

Award: 1 undergraduate award at $1,000 and 1 graduate award at $1,000

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must be a senior and have completed at least twelve (12) hours of criminal justice course work
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a minimum GPA of 3.2 in criminal justice course work
  • Must provide a written description of professional goals and current involvement in extracurricular activities and community service
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs and organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500

DETECTIVE BARRY PRUETTE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must be junior or senior
  • Must be pursuing a career in the criminal justice field in law enforcement (local, state or federal)
  • Must provide a 500 word narrative describing career goals
  • Recipient will be invited, and encouraged, to attend an awards presentation ceremony at the Altamonte Springs Police Department

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $500 each

GEORGE DESALVIA MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must demonstrate involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service by submitting an essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) and resume

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $1,250 each

JALLAD FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate student at the university majoring in criminal justice or legal studies
  • Must hold an overall 3.0 grade point average
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • This scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until graduation provided that funds are available and the recipient maintains the award criteria

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit (Undergraduate) or GPS Report (Graduate)
  • Resume

Award: 2 awards at $500 each

MARGARET M. SAMET MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice or legal studies
  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate involvement in clubs, organizations, volunteer leadership positions and community service
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) on professional goals and current involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service, including volunteer work

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,500

THE JENNIFER KESSE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student majoring in criminal justice
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide a brief essay on educational goals and career aspirations

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • GPS Report
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500

VOLUSIA LEAGUE OF CITIES NON-ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled at the University as a full-time undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate student in the College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Applicant is majoring in the field of public administration or criminal justice
  • Must have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant has demonstrated academic merit as defined in the state GPA requirements for merit-based aid
  • Applicant may be required to submit an essay discussing their career aspirations as it relates to working in public service
  • Applicant must be a resident of Florida, with preference given to residents of Volusia County

Award: $1,000


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