Degrees

Undergraduate Student Scholarships

Please fill out one application form to apply for College of Criminology and Criminal Justice scholarships. Include any additional application materials as required by specific scholarships based upon the criteria shown below. Unless otherwise noted, the 2014-2015 Scholarship Application and all supporting materials must be received by September 15 for consideration. Applicants must be full-time and current FSU students to be considered for all scholarships other than the Relgalf Scholarship.

Applications cannot be submitted online. Please print and mail or deliver your completed application and any additional application materials to the Student Services Suite, Eppes Hall 107.

Frank A. and Lynn W. Baker Scholarship Award

  • Preference is given to junior and senior undergraduates from Jackson County, Florida, who are focused on the areas of corrections, law enforcement, and security administration and demonstrate financial need.

Eugene and Rosalind Czajkoski Scholarship Fund

  • Students enrolled in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Student must submit a 1500-2000 word essay demonstrating his or her interest in exploring, within criminology, issues involving the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Corey D. Dahlem Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Upcoming junior level undergraduate with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applications should be turned in during sophomore year.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any alcohol-related offense, reckless driving, or any type of driving or operating under the influence charge.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
  • First preference is given to children of current sworn law enforcement officers in the Gainesville, Florida Police Department.
  • Subsequent preferences are given to the children of current sworn law enforcement officers in other Florida law enforcement agencies and then to any candidate seeking to pursue a degree in law enforcement.
  • This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Gainesville Police Department Lieutenant Corey D. Dahlem, who was killed in the line of duty April 2007.
  • The two-year award is contingent on the recipient maintaining a 2.75 GPA or higher.

Jerry A. and Carolyn S. Glass Scholarship Award

  • Undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates proven academic ability along with financial need
  • Preference given to students from Jackson County, Florida who are lineal descendants of current or deceased members of the Marianna Kiwanis Club or of current or deceased members of the Fishermen’s Sunday School Class of the First Baptists Church of Marianna, Florida.

Kelly Ivey Memorial Scholarship

  • Upcoming junior level undergraduate. Applications should be turned in during sophomore year.
  • Preference will be given to a student who demonstrates academic ability and financial need and is from Escambia or Santa Rosa counties.
  • Second preference is given to a student from the Florida Panhandle.
  • Award is presented to the recipient at a Pensacola Seminole Booster Club meeting, which the student is required to attend.

Ernest K. Ponce de Leon Memorial Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship

  • Established to assist Criminology interns enrolled at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy earning their state officer certification.
  • For full-time undergraduate students, participating in the Criminology Internship Program at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, or a similar law enforcement academy.
  • First preference given, but not limited to, students with demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA), participation in the accelerated BS to MS program, and demonstrated financial need.

The Ernest K. Ponce de Leon Memorial scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to Ernest K. Ponce de Leon, Tallahassee Police Officer and FSU alumnus, slain in the line of duty in July 1988.

The Florida Sheriffs Association Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship

  • Established to assist Criminology interns enrolled at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy earning their state officer certification.
  • For full-time undergraduate students, participating in the Criminology Internship Program at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, or a similar law enforcement academy.
  • First preference given, but not limited to, students with demonstrated academic success (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA), participation in the accelerated BS to MS program, and demonstrated financial need.

The Florida Sheriffs Association Memorial Scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of the Florida Sheriffs Association, its members, and the sheriffs of the state of Florida.

Sgt. Daniel “Dale” Green Memorial Law Enforcement Academy Program Scholarship

  • Established to assist high performing Criminology students enrolled at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy earning their state officer certification.
  • For full-time undergraduate students, participating in the Criminology Internship Program at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, or a similar law enforcement academy.
  • First preference given, but not limited to, students who are Tallahassee natives and members of the Lambda Alpha Epsilon Criminology fraternity, with a history of academic success, and demonstrated financial need.

This scholarship serves as a tribute to Sgt. Daniel “Dale” Green, a thirteen year veteran of the Tallahassee Police Department, husband, and father of three who was slain in the line of duty in 2002. May this scholarship stand in perpetuity as a tribute to Sgt. Green’s life, service, and sacrifice.

Relgalf Scholarship

  • Created by the Relgalf Charitable Foundation to increase the resources for small U.S. police departments
  • Endorsed by the Florida Police Chiefs Association.
  • Undergraduate students who will serve in small police departments upon graduation
  • First preference is given to current law enforcement officers in small departments (fewer than 21 officers)
  • Second preference is given to students who will become police officers
  • Scholarship pays full-tuition and living expenses for four years
  • Recipients must re-pay the award if they do not join a small police force upon graduation.
  • Entering freshmen and transfer students are encouraged to apply.

Frederick Simon Family Memorial Scholarship

  • Established to serve as tribute to the memory of Frederick Simon, former police officer in New York City’s 13th precinct, and his family’s commitment to those men and women who pursue careers in the fields of criminology and criminal justice.
  • For current full-time undergraduate students majoring in Criminology or qualified majors in the accelerated BS to MS program in Criminology.
  • Demonstrated academic success (minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA)
  • Participation in the College’s internship program or membership in Lambda Alpha Epsilon.
  • Completion of a short essay (250-500 words) describing what sparked the applicant’s interest in Criminology and what future he/she hopes to have in the field.

Robert Williams Endowed Scholarship

  • This scholarship was established in memory of Robert J. “Rob” Williams, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent slain in the line of duty of February 1993.
  • The scholarship is awarded to upcoming seniors interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
  • Students should apply during their junior year.

Doyle E. Young Endowed Memorial Scholarship

  • For former military or military dependents and federal law enforcement dependents pursing full-time undergraduate or graduate degrees in Criminology or Criminal Justice.
  • Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Established to serve as a lasting tribute to the vision and commitment of Doyle E. Young to the development of future law enforcement officers. This scholarship serves as a testament to Doyle E. Young’s appreciation for the men and women serving their country in either the military or federal services.