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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

Legal Studies

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

DAVE MOZEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as an undergraduate student majoring in legal studies
  • Must be at least a junior
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Must provide letters of recommendation from two legal studies professors

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Resume

Award: $500

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 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

LEGAL STUDIES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student majoring or minoring in legal studies
  • Applicant must write a one page (double spaced) essay on leadership in student organizations and how assistance will enable leadership development or further professional development through membership in professional organizations
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500

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 MOTT LAW FIRM ENDOWED SCHOLARHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate majoring in legal studies
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) on career path after graduation
  • Top 5 applicants must be available for a face-to-face interview with the selection committee

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $500

THE ROBERT AND PAMELA KIRBY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with a declared major of legal studies
  • Must have a minimum overall 3.2 GPA
  • Must have completed a minimum of 60 college credit hours and 2 legal studies core courses with minimum grade of B (3.0)
  • Preference will be given to a veteran, a dependent of a veteran qualifying under Chapter 31 of the GI Bill, or an ROTC student
  • Must provide a brief essay (one page, double spaced, 12 point font) on why applying for the scholarship and what personal and professional goals hoped to achieve in the next 10 years

Required Attachments for Application Submission:

  • Degree Audit
  • Essay
  • Resume

Award: $1,000


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