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Criminal Justice Alumni Association Scholarship

Jacksonville State University, in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice Alumni Association, is providing scholarship opportunities for students in criminal justice degree programs. Students must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a United States citizen, national, or alien admitted as a refugee at the time of application;
  • Be enrolled full time as a Department of Criminal Justice student either in the undergraduate or graduate program;
  • Possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 based on a 4.0 scale and/or a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their major studies.
  • Transfer Students Only: A transfer student's eligibility will be based on the same criteria as any other JSU student, and will be determined by their transcripts from their previous institution of higher education. Transcripts MUST be submitted to JSU and entered into the system prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • Incoming Freshman Only: An incoming freshman's eligibility will be based on the same criteria as other students', and will be determined by their transcripts from their high school and/or a minimum score of either a 23 on the Enhanced American College Test (ACT) or 1100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Transcripts and/or scores MUST be submitted to JSU and entered into the system prior to applying for the scholarship.
All Applicants: A letter of recommendation on letterhead from a faculty member is required and must be mailed to: 
                       Mr. Martin Weldon
                       Office of Student Financial Services
                       Jacksonville State University
                       700 Pelham Road North
                       Jacksonville, AL 36265

Applicants must apply online through the Office of Student Financial Services

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014)




CCCBA Scholarship

Jacksonville State University and the Calhoun/Cleburne County Bar Association are providing scholarship opportunities for students in the criminal justice degree programs. Students must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a United States citizen, national, or alien admitted as a refugee at the time of application;
  • Be enrolled full time as a Department of Criminal Justice student in the undergraduate program;
  • A student must possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 based on a 4.0 scale and/or a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their major studies;
  • A student MUST have achieved at least junior status (a minimum of 64 hours completed).
  • Transfer Students Only: A transfer student's eligibility will be based on the same criteria as any other JSU student, and will be determined by their transcripts from their previous institution of higher education. Transcripts MUST be submitted to JSU and entered into the system prior to applying for the scholarship.
  • Preference will be given to criminal justice students that are originally from Calhoun or Cleburne County.
All Applicants: A letter of recommendation on letterhead from a faculty member is required and must be mailed to:
                       Mr. Martin Weldon
                       Office of Student Financial Service
                       Jacksonville State University
                       700 Pelham Road North
                       Jacksonville, AL 36265

Applicants must apply online through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 1, 2014 (for Fall 2014)




The Ernst Selig Scholarship for Custodial Corrections

A selection committee invites applicants annually from among students in the corrections concentration contemplating a career in custodial corrections. Students must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student concentrating in corrections.
  • Plan to work in an adult prison, jail, or adolescent facility.
  • Must submit a 500 to 1,000 word essay, double spaced, describing their qualifications, motivations, and career goals to scholarships@jsu.edu. The essay should include the name of the scholarship, student's full name, email address, postal address, student ID number, the total number of semester hours completed, and GPA along with the total number of Crimanal Justice (CJ) semester hours completed, and GPA. It should include any published works or professional presentations and note any assistance with faculty research the student has provided. Applicants should list any professional CJ student organizations they belong to and positions held in these. They should note any external responsibilities carried during their enrollment at JSU, e.g. married, caring for a child or older parent. Add any comments and additional information they believe will be helpful to the scholarship committee.

Applicants must apply through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2014 semester. Inquiries can be made to:
Dr. Ronald Mellen
256-782-8243
rmellen@jsu.edu

Deadline for receipt of applications: November 1, 2013 (for Spring 2014)




JSU Criminal Justice May and Summer Scholarships

The JSU Criminal Justice Department offers six scholarships for those students hoping to attend classes in May or summer sessions. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a JSU-CJ major or graduate student, and attending classes in one or more of the sessions between May and August 2014. One scholarship will be given in each of the following categories:
  • CJ majors in the Corrections concentration
  • CJ majors in the Forensic Investigations concentration
  • CJ majors in the Law Enforcement concentration
  • Graduate students in the CJ-MS degree program
  • CJ at Large - given independently of one's concentration or CJ degree

Awards will be announced in March 2014, during pre-registration. A brief written statement of your career goals and why you feel deserving of this scholarship award, along with the name of the scholarship, your full name and JSU student ID number should be emailed to scholarships@jsu.edu.

Applicants must apply online through the Office of Student Financial Services.


Deadline for receipt of applications: March 1, 2014 (for Summer 2014)