Scholarships

Scholarship Contact

Dr. Theresa Conover
(513)785-7729

The Department of Justice and Community Studies is pleased to announce the following awards and scholarships.

Corporal Olivas Valor Award

These scholarships are awarded to one or more students majoring in Criminal Justice.  Preference given to students who have previously served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces.

Criteria for application submission:

  1. Declared major in criminal justice (BSCJ or AACJ)
  2. A three (3) page essay that describes why the student is deserving of the award and a description of their previous or current military experience
  3. Completed a minimum of 15 hours at Miami Regionals with a 2.5 gpa or higher
  4. Demonstrate interest in future employment and/or leadership within the field of criminal justice
  5. Provide a copy of their Degree Audit Report (DAR)
  6. Scholarship Application
  7. Application Deadline is March 15, 2017 - Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Outstanding Student Scholar Award

These scholarships are awarded to one or more outstanding students majoring in Criminal Justice.

Criteria for application submission:

  1. Declared major in criminal justice (BSCJ or AACJ)
  2. A three (3) page essay that describes why the student is deserving of the award and a description of their future educational and career aspirations.
  3. Completed a minimum of 15 hours at Miami Regionals with a 3.5 gpa or higher
  4. Demonstrate interest in future employment and/or leadership within the field of criminal justice
  5. Provide a copy of their Degree Audit Report (DAR)
  6. Scholarship Application
  7. Application Deadline is March 15, 2017 - Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Student Opportunity Award

These scholarships are awarded to one or more students majoring in Criminal Justice.  Preference given to students who demonstrate significant financial need.

Criteria for application submission:

  1. Declared major in criminal justice (BSCJ or AACJ)
  2. A three (3) page essay that describes why the student is deserving of the award (must discuss financial need) and a description of their future educational and career aspirations.
  3. Completed a minimum of 15 hours at Miami Regionals with a 3.0 gpa or higher
  4. Demonstrate interest in future employment and/or leadership within the field of criminal justice
  5. Provide a copy of their Degree Audit Report (DAR)
  6. Scholarship Application
  7. Application Deadline is March 15, 2017 - Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Woman in Criminal Justice Award

These scholarships are awarded to one or more students majoring in Criminal Justice.  Preference given to female criminal justice majors.

Criteria for application submission:

  1. Declared major in criminal justice (BSCJ or AACJ)
  2. A three (3) page essay that describes why the student is deserving of the award, barriers they feel they have overcome throught out their lifetime due to their gender and a description of their future educational and career aspirations.
  3. Completed a minimum of 30 hours at Miami Regionals with a 2.5 gpa or higher
  4. Demonstrate interest in future employment and/or leadership within the field of criminal justice
  5. Provide a copy of their Degree Audit Report (DAR)
  6. Scholarship Application
  7. Application Deadline is March 15, 2017 - Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Justice and Law in Samoa (Hamilton Community Foundation)

The scholarship awards decisions to study law and justice in Samoa through the Justice and Community Studies Department at Miami University Regionals will be based upon financial need, academic goals, and academic achievement.

To be eligible, you must:

  1. Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  2. Be enrolled in CJS 499/ CJS 599
  3. Meet the Miami University prerequisites to study abroad

Application Process

  1. Complete scholarship application
  2. Provide the following documents:
  3. Degree Audit Report (DAR)
  4. Official Transcript
  5. Student Aid Report (SAR) as a result of filing the FAFSA

Application and all supporting documents must be submitted to Katie Braswell, VP at the Hamilton Community Foundation by either email at kbraswell@hamiltonfoundation.org or mail to the Foundation at 319 North Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011 by March 1, 2017.