BSU Criminal Justice Scholarships

The Department of Criminal Justice offers great scholarships for Criminal Justice students.

To be eligible for all scholarships at BSU, complete the Foundation Scholarship Application before Feb 1st.

Criminal Justice Scholarship

Criteria: Junior or senior majoring in Criminal Justice with minimum 2.5 GPA.

The Penny Fellowship

Criteria: This scholarship awards semester stipends of up to $1,500 for internships in Minnesota and $2,500 for internships in Washington D.C. to offset the cost of living. They are offered to MNSCU students participating in service-related internships that offer little to no pay.

External Criminal Justice Scholarships

Academic Memorial Scholarship

The Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers strives to promote and attract quality students into considering Corrections as a career.

In preparing a student for professional level practice, MACPO offers a $750 scholarship to be used toward a Corrections-related degree and/or internship. MACPO, by awarding this scholarship, will do so in the spirit of honoring deceased MACPO members who have made a significant contribution not only to MACPO, but to the corrections field as well.

One $750 scholarship awarded to a student majoring in Corrections, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work or other related fields who will be/or is involved in an internship. This scholarship will be applied to the costs of tuition.

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Minnesota Corrections Association Scholarship

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Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association

Enforcement of the law in a democratic society is a complex task. The ability of a peace officer to render effective service responsive to the public’s need depends heavily upon job knowledge and skills. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association recognizes the importance of pre-entry training to the accomplishment of these requisites. It also recognizes that some candidates need outside help in meeting the costs of such training.

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Minnesota Association of Women Police

The Minnesota Association of Women Police has established 2 scholarships in memory of police officers Karen Rice and Melissa Schmidt. Karen Rice, a Mille Lacs County Deputy, died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident while en route to work in 1982. Melissa Schmidt, a Minneapolis Police Officer, was killed in the line of duty while on a disturbance call in 2002.

The scholarship’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to qualified women seeking a career in law enforcement. To qualify, the female student must be within twelve (12) months of successfully completing a P.O.S.T. approved law enforcement program at the time of application. Applications may be obtained from the law enforcement coordinator of your program or directly from MAWP’s website.