Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CCJS Major Scholarship: The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship
2016-2017 Academic Year

Multiple scholarships ($1,000-$2,000 each) will be awarded to high achieving CCJS rising juniors and seniors. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated strength in CCJS coursework, merit, financial need, and leadership ability.   Preference will be given to students who have an interest in and are eligible for (e.g. law enforcement careers.

Applicants for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
  • Declared as a CCJS major
  • Rising junior, or senior standing for the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Registered full-time for the Fall 2016 semester in good university standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 for all colleges/universities attended
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities

Applicants must submit all of the following materials:
  • Transcript (s) (official or unofficial)  showing all college/university coursework
  • Resume (please include expected graduation date)
  • Short (250 word) Bio  – include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
  • Letter of recommendation – At least one letter is required from someone who can speak on behalf of your academic performance and why you are the best candidate for a scholarship based on the qualifications set forth. The letter(s) should be from faculty who is/are familiar with your academic performance.
  • Short essay (1-2 pages) specifying career and academic goals
  • The following financial aid statements (found on
    • 2015-2016 Student Financial Aid Award
    • 2015-2016 Student Financial Aid Budget

Recipients of the scholarships will be recognized in May 2016 at the college’s awards ceremony.

All application materials must be submitted in a single packet by 4:00 PM on Friday, March 11, 2016 to:

Dr. Laure Brooks
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742