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COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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The following scholarships are available to criminal justice majors and awarded each year at the College of Criminal Justice Honors Convocation for the following academic year.

  1. ALPHA PHI SIGMA SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) undergraduate student in good standing, majoring in criminal justice; must have completed 43 hours of course work, a minimum of 12 hours must be in criminal justice.  GPA of 3.20 is required for overall and for Criminal Justice major. 
  2. BRANDON ASHLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Brandon Ashley Memorial Scholarship is available to a Senior majoring in Criminal Justice who plans to pursue a career in law enforcement. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  3. GEORGE J. BETO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: . The George J. Beto Memorial Scholarship is available to an international student or a member of a minority group (including women), who has demonstrated financial need and has satisfactorily met the standard entrance requirements established by the University. The student must be enrolled as a full-time Criminal Justice student at Sam Houston State University . Preference is given to especially needy students from lower-income families. Special consideration will be given to "first generation" college students. Preference will be given to undergraduate students, although graduate students will not be precluded. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  4. JAMES C. BOSWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: . The James C. Boswell Scholarship may be granted for the fall and spring semesters to deserving undergraduate students in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University who have demonstrated financial need and who are seeking to pursue a degree in law enforcement or affiliated Criminal Justice disciplines. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  5. JOHN R. BRANIFF SCHOLARSHIP: Amount of scholarship varies per year; Recipients must be an undergraduate student majoring in careers in the field of law enforcement. Preference will be give to those students who are residents of Austin, Brazos, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Walker, Waller and Washington Counties. Students must maintain 3.0 GPA.
  6. TOM BROUSSARD, PH.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: . The Thomas Broussard Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship may be granted for the fall and spring semesters to academically deserving undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  7. SARAH JANINE CLEARY AND MICHAEL GRIFFIN CLEARY SCHOLARSHIP . The Sarah Janine Cleary and Michael Griffin Cleary Scholarship is available to an undergraduate student who is majoring in Criminal Justice, who has demonstrated financial need and has satisfactorily met the standard entrance requirements established by the university. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  8. DIANE COCHRAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at SHSU entering an internship at a Criminal Justice agency, having completed two long semesters at SHSU. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Internship Program and the College of Criminal Justice Student Development Committee. GPA requirement 2.5. Application deadlines: Summer and Fall - Feb. 14; Spring - Sept. 15
  9. ROLANDO dEL CARMEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Varies per semester; Recipient must be a full-time graduate student in good standing, majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need; grade point average of 3.5; Application deadline Feb. 14.
  10. ROLANDO, JOSEFA AND JOCELYN dEL CARMEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DOCTORAL ENDOWMENT: Recipient must be a full-time Criminal Justice Ph.D. student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 3.0 is required.
  11. JUSTIN DeSPAIN CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Criminal Justice. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. Preference will be given to Lambda Alpha Epsilon members. GPA requirement 2.5.
  12. CLAY DYER CRIMINAL JUSTICE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: The Clay Dyer Criminal Justice Undergraduate Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to determined Pottsboro High School or Grayson County Community College students who desire to pursue higher education in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University . Recipient must have applied for and been admitted as an undergraduate criminal justice major of Sam Houston State University, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  13. MICHELLE A. EDWARDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Recipients must be a full-time junior or senior female students in the fall semester the award will be disbursed and majoring in victim students. Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor. GPA requirement 3.0 overall and 3.25 in their major.
  14. O.B. ELLIS AND PHILIP GIBBS, M.D. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: . The Ellis-Gibbs Memorial Scholarship is available to female Criminal Justice majors between 21-45 of age who has attained a minimum of junior level undergraduate standing or are candidates for or working towards master's or doctoral degrees. Preference will be given to scholarship candidates with experience in the Criminal Justice profession. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  15. CHARLES M. FRIEL SCHOLARSHIP, VICTOR G. STRECHER SCHOLARSHIP, GEORGE G. AND GRACE KILLINGER SCHOLARSHIP, AND MARGARET FARNWORTH SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are granted for the fall and spring semesters to academically deserving undergraduate or graduate students in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  16. JARED GRANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Jared Grant Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate student in good standing, enrolled at Sam Houston State University and employed by the Criminal Justice Center . Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5.
  17. KELLY HARRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND WAYLAND D. PILCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: These scholarships are granted for the fall and spring semesters to academically deserving undergraduate students in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University . Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  18. LT. C.E. JORDAN, SR. SCHOLARSHIP: The LT. C.E. Jordan, Sr. Scholarship may be granted for the fall and spring semesters only, to male or female Criminal Justice majors enrolled as an undergraduate at Sam Houston State University . Students receiving the scholarships must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average in his/her studies, and must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours at Sam Houston State University, unless employed full time as a peace officer, in which case he/she must be enrolled in at least 9 semester hours. Other requirements of the scholarship are that the recipient be: (1) a United States Citizen and permanent resident of Texas; (2) a son, daughter, or legal ward of any peace officer or individual employed in areas related to or affiliated with the criminal justice field; (3) under 25 years of age, unless employed full time as a police officer, in which case the age limit is waived.
  19. LTC MICHAEL A. LYTLE '77 ACADEMIC PRIZE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE: Recipient must be a deserving graduate student selected by a committee of forensic science and criminal justice faculty based on either academic achievement or thesis/dissertation quality; GPA requirement 3.5.
  20. MERLYN D. MOORE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be an entering freshman or a current full-time student enrolled at SHSU and majoring in Criminal Justice; demonstrate financial need; and demonstrate a strong academic background. Preference will be given to those students who are actively participating in any Criminal Justice organization. Application deadline Feb. 14.
  21. STEVE MOORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Steve Moore Memorial Scholarship is available to a male or female Criminal Justice major, junior standing or above, who has completed at least one long semester at Sam Houston State University, is enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours, and has a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Both need and scholarship are considered.
  22. NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: The National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship is available to a male or female criminal justice major. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior, or senior who has made a commitment to a criminal justice affiliated discipline. Recipients must meet the entrance requirements of the University and exhibit exceptional academic ability as certified by the scholarship committee. Recipients must possess high moral standards, and must have exemplified though high school and into college the qualities of maturity, community, leadership, and appreciation of the country. Students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
  23. JUSTIN PERDUE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice at SHSU. GPA requirement 2.5. Application deadline Feb. 14.
  24. MICHAEL SCHULZE SCHOLARSHIP: The Michael Schulze Scholarship is available to a criminal justice major, junior standing or above, who has completed at least one long semester at Sam Houston State University , enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  25. MELISSA RENEE SINCLAIR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: The Melissa Renee Sinclair Criminal Justice Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students majoring in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, with at least 72-80 semester hours earned. Recipient must be able to demonstrate financial need for scholarship and maintain an overall grade point average of 2.5.
  26. JASON W. STACHEY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need. Entering freshmen must meet the minimum SAT/ACT score for undergraduate admissions. GPA requirement is 3.0
  27. TARGET SCHOLARSHIP OF EXCELLENCE: The Target Scholarship of Excellence will be awarded to three (3) students. One award will be given to a freshman who will be classified as a sophomore for the following academic year; another award will be given to a sophomore who will be classified as a junior the following academic year; another award will be given to a junior who will be classified as a senior the following academic year. The recipient must (1) be a student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University majoring in Criminal Justice; and (2) maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Applicants will also be asked to provide a written response to one question agreed upon by the scholarship selection committee and the Donor representatives.
  28. THE 100 CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS: The following eleven scholarships were established by the 100 Club to assist undergraduate students seeking degrees in law enforcement: Gordon Edge Scholarship, T.C. Morrow Memorial Scholarship, Robert T. Herrin, Sr. Scholarship, E. A. "Bud" Olson Memorial Scholarship, H. Stuart Lang, Jr. Scholarship, Charlie D. Worthen, Sr. Scholarship, David H. Morris Scholarship, Leroy D. Melcher Scholarship, Fred Gebhardt Scholarship, N.M. "Mack" Brown Scholarship, Charles F. Milstead Endowed Scholarship and Howard D. Moon Scholarship. The Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) is available to law enforcement officers majoring in criminal justice and employed by an agency in Austin , Chambers, Fort Bend , Galveston , Harris, Liberty , Montgomery , Waller or Walker County. These scholarships are available to both male and female law enforcement majors, junior standing or above, who have completed at least one long semester at Sam Houston State University, enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  29. DONALD J. WEISENHORN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Amount varies; Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, majoring in Criminal Justice, and be sophomore or above. GPA requirement 3.0. Application deadline Feb. 14.
  30. DRS. ROBERT AND VIDISHA WORLEY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time (9 hours) doctoral student in good standing; have a minimum GPA of 3.75 as a doctoral student and; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.75.  Special consideration will be given to students who express a research interest in either institutional corrections and/or legal aspects of criminal justice. 
  31. DAN RICHARD BETO ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN CORRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time graduate or doctoral student whose area of study is institutional or community corrections and who plans to teach at an institutional of higher learning or work for an institution or community corrections agency. Must be from a foreign country. Grade point average is 3.5.
  32. R.W. GORDY MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a citizen of the United States, a full-time student majoring in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University; be pursuing a career in law enforcement in the United States and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  Deadline for application submission is Feb. 14. 
  33. STACY COUNTZ CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time (minimum of 12 hours) undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  Deadline for application submission is Feb.14. 
  34. SHANE BENNETT CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time (minimum of 12 hours) undergraduate student majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 2.50 is required.  Deadline for application submission is Feb.14. 
  35. ASIS INTERNATIONAL HOUSTON CHAPTER JOHN TULLIE BRADY SCHOLARSHIP IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT STUDIES: Recipient must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student whose area of study is Security Studies and plans to work in the area of Industrial Security or has a security profession interest.  Financial need will be a consideration.  GPA of 2.5 is required. 
  36. EDWARD GLENN OWENS SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, seeking a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  Preference will be given to students who work or plan to work part-time or full-time as a correctional officer.  Financial need is a consideration, but not a determining factor.  GPA of 2.5 is required. Scholarship deadline is Feb. 14.
  37. CHRIS PICKREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Criminal Justice, and demonstrate financial need.  Special consideration will be given to first generation college students.  GPA of 2.0 is required. 
  38. LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time or part-time sophomore, junior or senior student in good standing, enrolled at Sam Houston State University, with Criminal Justice declared as their major or minor, be a member in good standing of Lambda Alpha Epsilon - Delta Chi Chapter for a minimum of one semester, and be serving as an officer or have served in the past as an officer of Lambda Alpha Epsilon.  GPA of 3.00 overall is required as well as a GPA of 3.20 in their Criminal Justice courses. Scholarship deadline is Feb. 14.
  39. SUSAN L. CANFIELD MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND: Recipient must be a full or part-time (minimum of nine hours per semester) undergraduate or graduate student (minimum of six hours per semester) in good standing enrolled at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 2.00 is required. 
  40. INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time student, junior classification or above, in good standing, majoring in any program within the College of Criminal Justice; demonstrate interest in comparative and international criminal justice.  GPA of 2.00 is required. 
  41. TODD GIBBS CRIMINAL JUSTICE MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time, (minimum of 12 hours), undergraduate student in good standing, majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need.  Special consideration will be given to members of the ROTC.  GPA of 2.50. 
  42. CHARLES M. FRIEL ENDOWED DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time doctoral student in good standing. Prior academic performance, potential for success in the doctoral program, potential for scholarly contributions to the field of criminal justice, and perceived benefits to the graduate program will be considered.  For continuing students, progress in the academic program shall be an additional criterion.  GPA of 3.0 is required.  Application deadline is March 1st.
  43. MARCUS ZARUBA MEMORIAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing, majoring in Criminal Justice and demonstrate financial need.  GPA of 3.00 is required. 
  44. DEBORAH BLIESE MEMORIAL LAW ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time incoming freshman student in good standing and majoring in any program within the College of Criminal Justice; demonstrate financial need; must have graduated from high school in Magnolia, Texas  GPA of 3.00 is required. 
  45. SHANE DETWILER CRIMINAL JUSTICE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student (taking a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester) or a full or part-time graduate student (taking a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester) in good standing; majoring in Criminal Justice with a focus in law enforcement; and have a passion and proven commitment to a career in law enforcement as evidenced by their essay.  Financial need will be a consideration but not a determining factor.  GPA of 2.50 is required. 
  46. CRIMINAL JUSTICE FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT:  Recipient must be a full-time incoming freshman student in good standing and majoring in Criminal Justice or Victim Studies; have graduated in the top 10% of his/her high school graduating class; have a minimum SAT composite of 1200 or a minimum ACT composite of 27; submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher; demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA.  GPA of 3.25 required. 
  47. COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full-time student in good standing; majoring in Criminal Justice or victim studies; have completed or will be completing Criminal Justice 3378.  GPA of 3.00 is required.
  48. COCJ/CMIT/TDCJ SCHOLARSHIP: will provide tuition costs each year for selected employee/employees of Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Candidates for the scholarship must be employees of and nominated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and accepted into the Masters of Criminal Justice Leadership and Management Online/Weekend Programs.  Continued financial support of selected students is contingent upon their maintaining at least a 3.3 grade point average and making satisfactory progress toward completing the degree program in two years.
  49. NANCY KRATZER CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP:  Recipient must be a full time, female undergraduate student in good standing; whose area of study is Law Enforcement and Police science, and maintains a minimum overall GPA of 3.50.  Financial need will be considered, but is not a determining factor. 
  50. DAVID L. SMITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT:  Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student, majoring in any discipline within the college of Criminal Justice, maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.80 and demonstrate financial need.
  51. PROJECT BLUE MARCUS LEE ZARUBA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP: Recipient must be a full-time junior or senior student in good standing ; majoring in Criminal Justice, and maintain on overall minimum GPA of 3.0.
  52. BRITTANY LYNN AVERITT CRIMINAL JUSTICE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:  Full time junior or senior student in good standing; majoring in any discipline from the College of Criminal Justice.  Recipient must have graduated from a high school in Navarro County, TX; demonstrate a financial need.  In any year there are no CJ majors from Navarro County, TX, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from another county that meets the selection criteria.  GPA of 2.50 is required.   

General CJ Scholarship Application

Unless otherwise specified, the deadline for all scholarship applications is February 1st. For further information contact, College of Criminal Justice, SHSU Box 2296, Huntsville, TX 77341, phone (936)294-1635, fax (936)294-1638.

INFORMATION ON PROGRAMS AND GRANTS
For additional information regarding admission requirements, degree programs, description of courses, and scholarships available to students, please refer to appropriate sections of the Undergraduate Catalogue or the Graduate Catalogue of Sam Houston State University. Brochures and information regarding the College of Criminal Justice baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs may be obtained by writing:

Dean of Admissions
College of Criminal Justice
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville , Texas 77341-2296

Requests for information concerning loans, grants and other financial aid to undergraduate students should be addressed to the Student Financial Aid Office.


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