Scholarships


The Department of Criminal Justice has many scholarship opportunities for its students. Scholarship amount and availability vary by semester. Email notifications are sent to enrolled students when scholarships become available. For more information about Justice Studies scholarships, contact Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu). For other scholarships not listed below, please visit the UWF Office of Financial Aid.

CJ Criminal Justice Graduate Scholarship Application Form (DOCX)

The following are examples of recent scholarships:

Graduate Scholarships

Evelyn Ortiz & John Smykla Criminal Justice Scholarship in Diversity

Awarded to undergraduate or graduate criminal justice majors. The award amount is $500. To apply, submit application and a two- to three-page, double-spaced essay that 1) defines what diversity means to you, 2) relates the importance of diversity to the criminal justice system, and 3) includes a well-rounded argument including, where appropriate, one’s own experience, empirical data, and theoretical perspectives. Include some scholarly citations, and submit the essay to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).


John C. Pace Jr. Graduate Scholarship

Awarded to new MSCJ students. Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester and must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply, Submit application and a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).


Graduate Merit Scholarship

Awarded to new MSCJ students. Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester and must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply, Submit application and a personal statement reflecting on past academic achievements and how the student will be enhanced through the graduate school experience to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).


Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

Awarded to new or continuing MSCJ students. Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours during the Spring 2013 semester and must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply, submit application and a two-page, double-spaced personal statement describing how graduate school will advance your academic or professional work in criminal justice to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).


Minority Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

Awarded to new MSCJ students. Scholarship recipients must register for at least six (6) graduate credit hours each semester and must maintain a graduate GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply, Submit application and a one paragraph, double-spaced personal statement describing the importance of minority students in criminal justice to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).


Mabie Graduate Scholarship

The Mabie scholarship is offered to graduate or undergraduate students to travel to make teaching or research presentations at professional conferences. Students interested in applying for the scholarship must complete the Mabie Scholarship Application form, and a typed, double spaced summary to include the following material:

  1. Provide an abstract of approximately 250 words describing the project that will be presented at the conference.
  2. Provide a summary of the importance of your project in terms of its contribution to teaching, research, or service to your profession.
  3. If co-presenting, describe your individual contribution toward the presentation.
  4. A budget that details a) the total anticipated travel costs, b) costs funded from other sources, and c) the travel award amount requested.

Download the CJ Mabie Scholarship Application (DOCX)

Please submit the above materials to Ms. Debbie Davis (ddavis4@uwf.edu).

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