Scholarships & Awards

Deadline: Deadline for 2017-2018 AY will be announced in the fall semester.

Students must apply to the scholarships listed below through NinerScholars Portal. Applications to the awards will be accepted in a different format (see instructions outlined below). 

Scholarships:

~ The Dean Reep Scholarship (2 recipients)

You must be a North Carolina resident who plans a career in crime prevention, possess a high moral character, have a minimum of 3.4 GPA and be a full-time student. Your application must consist of an unofficial transcript, 2 letters of reference from people who can attest to your high moral character, a personal statement of goals, and your local address and phone number. Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply but students must have a minimum of 2 semesters left at UNC Charlotte.  Student will receive a monetary award.

~ The Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship (2 recipients)

You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a criminal justice major at UNC Charlotte, and a full-time student. Your application must consist of an unofficial transcript, a personal statement about your future career goals as a police officer (max. length: 2 pages, typed, double-spaced), 3 letters of recommendation, and your local address and phone number. Students must have a minimum of 2 semesters left at UNC Charlotte. Student will receive a monetary award.

~ The North Carolina Sheriff's Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship

Priority is given first to (1) the son or daughter of a sheriff or deputy sheriff or (2) any law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty or (3) any sheriff or deputy sheriff who is deceased, retired or is currently active in North Carolina law enforcement, or (4) a criminal justice major with a high GPA and financial need. You must also be a full-time student. Your application must consist of a letter of recommendation from the sheriff of the county in which you live, an unofficial transcript, documentation supporting the criterion under which you are applying and your local address and phone number. Students must have a minimum of 2 semesters left at UNC Charlotte. Student will receive a monetary award.

~The Wade H. Stroud Scholarship

You must be a Criminal Justice major at UNC Charlotte, have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time. Your application must consist of an unofficial transcript, a personal statement about your intended career goals (max. length: 2 pages, typed, double-spaced), 3 letters of recommendation, and include your local address and phone number. Students must have a minimum of 2 semesters left at UNC Charlotte. Student will receive a monetary award.

Click here or on the image below to link to the application portal for scholarships.

 

**Instructions on how to apply for the awards listed below:

Click here to download the Award Application.  This application must be filled out in its entirety and submitted once with all of your application documents.

Please include the above application form as an attachment when you submit your documents for the awards via email to the CJUS Department.  If you are applying for more than one award, place all required documents for each award in a separate file and also attach to the email.  Please note in the subject line: “CJC Award Submissions”. 

Awards:

~ The Alumni Board of Governors Outstanding Senior Award

You must be a senior graduating by May, have a minimum of 3.8 GPA, and possess an enthusiasm for and a commitment to excellence. Your application must consist of an unofficial transcript, a personal statement describing university, departmental and/or community service activities (max. length: 2 pages, typed, double-spaced), and include your local address and phone number.

~ Justice Initiatives Award (2 recipients: 1 undergrad and 1 graduate student)

Justice Initiatives, a non-profit dedicated to the support and advancement of the Mecklenburg County court system, will sponsor an award to one full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior student and one graduate student majoring in criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who plans to pursue a career in the court/legal system.  Recipients will receive a monetary award. Applications must include an unofficial transcript, a resume, two letters of recommendation(one of which must be a from a criminal justice faculty member), a personal statement about your future career goals, and an essay that discusses the challenges facing the judicial branch in general and local courts in particular and the role intermediate justice systems like JI can play in helping to advance the needs of the court system to better serve our community. Essays should not exceed 4 double-spaced typed pages. Student will receive a $500 monetary award.

~ The Robert Lassiter Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Paper Award (2 recipients: 1 undergrad and 1 graduate student)

Undergraduate and graduate students can self-nominate for the outstanding paper awards. Application packets must include copies of: the graded paper, the assignment, and evaluation criteria (if one exists). Student will receive a monetary award.

~ Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology Undergraduate Research Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding, original undergraduate research by Criminal Justice & Criminology Students. Eligibility: To be eligible for this award you must be a degree-seeking undergraduate majoring in Criminal Justice & Criminology. You must have completed the research project during the prior spring, summer or fall semesters under the direction of a UNC Charlotte Criminal Justice & Criminology Professor. You must be enrolled full-time during the semester when you receive the award. Previous award winners are not eligible. Application: Submissions will be accepted from students. The nomination should include a cover sheet with your contact information, the title and description of the project, and the course and semester in which the project was completed. The nomination should also include a copy of the research paper or project in whatever format is appropriate.  Evaluation Criteria: Projects will be judged on their sophistication, creativity, and originality. Student will receive a $500 monetary award.

~ The Barnes & Noble/UNC Charlotte Bookstore Award

Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. You must submit a personal statement describing your community service activities. This statement must be no longer than 2 pages. Additionally, you must include 3 letters of reference from the community that will support your personal statement described above. Student will receive a credit voucher.

 ~ The Gray's Bookstore Award

Students must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. You must submit a personal statement describing your community service activities. This statement must be no longer than 2 pages. Additionally, you must include 3 letters of reference from the community that will support your personal statement described above. Student will receive a credit voucher.

 

 

An additional award available to students is only through nomination by a CJ & C faculty member. Information is below.

~ The Julie F. Beeman Recognition of Excellence

The student for this award is identified by Criminal Justice faculty as someone who will have a positive impact on the criminal justice community. The criminal justice major will exemplify the ideals of academic excellence, personal integrity, individual responsiblity, and the motivation and dedication to succeed.