Corrections Officer Scholarships

Careers No Longer Blue Collar

Corrections employees are increasingly likely to have advanced college education, acquiring degrees in fields like criminal justice, corrections, criminology, and penal administration. You can work in corrections facilities or as a correctional specialist with an office of probation and parole, providing supervision, rehabilitation, and reentry services to individuals who have run afoul of the law.

These professions can be hazardous, but they offer daily opportunities to work with people who need help. You will exercise your skills in encouraging cooperation and resolving conflicts in a harmonious manner in order to ensure good order and personal security for every one of your clients, teaching them how to make positive contributions to the community.

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Scholarships From Private Organizations

Association of State Correctional Administrators

The Association of State Correctional Administrators underwrites the annual Susan M. Hunter Scholarship for full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are children of full-time employees (either past or present) of a member agency. Undergraduates must have at least a 3.0 GPA, and graduate students must major in either Corrections or Criminal Justice.

You must include two reference letters, transcripts, and test scores with your application.

College Scholarships

Eastern Kentucky University

The Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice & Safety offers two undergraduate scholarships for students with majors in the department:

Minnesota State University (Mankato)

Minnesota State University (Mankato) has combined its corrections curriculum with its sociology department. Corrections students can apply for the Boyd Duncan, Gustav Petterson, T.R. Schaffler Scholarship in the amount of $500 ($250 per semester) if they currently have a GPA of 3.0 and will be juniors or seniors during the year of the award. Your application will be judged on your academic success and professional potential.

Arizona State University

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University currently lists six scholarships for undergraduates majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Here are three of those available:

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University’s School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration hands out the Sam Sublett Jr. Scholarship. Preference is given to minority students, and a spotless reputation is required. The renewable scholarship is in the amount of $500.

University of Houston (Downtown)

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston (Downtown) permits students to submit one application for all departmental scholarships. There is an initial set of criteria to meet, as follows: you must be a criminal justice major in good standing with 12 credit hours and a GPA of 3.0, and you must be enrolled for six hours when you apply. As a corrections student, you will be eligible for the Robert S. Browne Memorial Scholarship for Criminal Justice and, if you plan to become an LEO, the 100 Club Endowed Scholarship as well.

City University of New York

City University of New York’s well-known John Jay College of Criminal Justice provides numerous scholarships, as you can see, and here are three examples: