Scholarships

The School of Criminal Justice provides the following competitive scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.

Please click on each individual scholarship listed below for full application instructions. Funds from these scholarships are intended to offset the costs of books and tuition. Incoming freshmen must have applied to and been accepted by the university and will need to provide a copy of their high school transcripts. Awards will not exceed the estimated University cost of attendance for the year of the award.

The School of Criminal Justice must receive applications for all scholarships by the last Friday in February for the following academic year. A selection committee will recommend recipients to the director of the School of Criminal Justice. The recipients will be notified in writing by the end of Spring semester.

PLEASE NOTE: The receipt of any scholarship/fellowship may cause a reduction in a student’s financial aid package.

Send scholarship application and documents to:

School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
Scholarship Selection Committee
Baker Hall
655 Auditorium Road Room 557
East Lansing, MI 48824-1118
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY ENDOWMENT FUND

Provides tuition support and can also support publication and paper presentation, dissertation research, or grant proposal development for graduate students in criminal justice with an emphasis in ecological-community psychology.

DIANE M. DIPONIO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support to women preparing for a career in law enforcement.
Applicants should be of junior or senior status.

LOUIS A. RADELET GRADUATE DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Provides assistantship and fellowship funding to minority graduate students in criminal justice.

MICHAEL J. RUTHERFORD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support for juniors, seniors and graduate students in criminal justice.

PRIVATE & INDUSTRIAL SECURITY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with career interests in private and corporate security.

SUSAN AND ROBERT C. TROJANOWICZ JUVENILE JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support to undergraduate students preparing to enter a career in juvenile justice

THOMAS AND VICKI BERNITT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support for undergraduate students in criminal justice interested in a law enforcement career at the local, state or federal level.

TODD C. MAYBERRY CRIMINAL JUSTICE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Provides tuition support for a senior who has been accepted into the School of Criminal Justice and has an interest in law enforcement.

TOURNAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Provides support for tuition and textbooks for undergraduate and graduate
students in criminal justice. It is designed to promote multicultural diversity and preference is given to Michigan residents.

WALTER E. BOTHE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition assistance to graduate or undergraduate students pursuing careers in law enforcement.

WANDA DANETTE STOKES SPANN SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition support for freshmen in criminal justice.

ZOLTON FERENCY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Provides tuition and/or assistantship funding to graduate or undergraduate
students in criminal justice.