Criminal Justice Community Psychology Endowment Fund

The Criminal Justice Community Psychology Endowment Fund was created by Dr. Knowlton W. Johnson, the first PhD graduate of the Social Science PhD program with a Criminal Justice option and concentration in Ecological/Community Psychology. Dr. Johnson attributes much of his success to the excellent foundation in research that he received in his Social Science PhD program.

The School of Criminal Justice must receive applications for the Criminal Justice Community Psychology Endowment by the last Friday in February.  A selection committee will recommend a recipient to the Director of the School of Criminal Justice.  The recipient will be notified in writing.

  • Funds will be used to support graduate students in criminal justice whose students include an emphasis in ecological-community psychology.  Funds be used towards tuition and can support publication and paper presentation, dissertation research, or grant proposal development.
  • Preference will be given to students who have a formal cognate area of study in ecological-community psychology and/or whose outside committee faculty member is a member of the Ecological-Community Psychology program.

Instructions for applying:

Complete and submit the scholarship application. Submit a copy of your college transcripts. Submit an updated resume. Submit a personal letter explaining why you chose the criminal justice field, specifically with the emphasis in ecological-community psychology and the career you wish to pursue after graduation.

YOU MUST ALSO ARRANGE TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING LETTERS OF REFERENCE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE:

  1. One letter of recommendation from an instructor or professor familiar with your scholastic endeavors.
  2. One letter of personal reference from an individual (not a former teacher or family member) who can attest to your character.

Send scholarship application and supporting documents to:

School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
Scholarship Selection Committee
Baker Hall
655 Auditorium Road Room 557
East Lansing, MI 48824-1118