Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity for CCJS Students - DEADLINE EXTENDED THURS MARCH 30

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship 
2017-2018 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. http://www.federallawenforcement.org/careers/) 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 2017-2018 academic year
  • Registered full-time for the Fall 2017 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 www.testudo.umd.edu/apps/fastat/): 
    • 2016-2017 Student Financial Aid Award
    • 2016-2017 Student Financial Aid Budget

Recipients of the scholarships will be recognized in May 2017 at the college’s awards ceremony.

Deadline to Apply:
All application materials must be submitted in a single packet by 4:00pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 to:

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