Relgalf Scholarship Recipient Earns Criminology Degree Through the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s Distance Learning Program
Amanda Wallace is the first deputy sheriff to receive the Relgalf Scholarship and the first to use the scholarship through the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Distance Learning Program.
The Relgalf Scholarship offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students who are either currently in law enforcement or who are planning a career in law enforcement. Students who are awarded this scholarship receive full undergraduate degree tuition with the commitment that upon completion of their education they serve in a small law enforcement agency for three years.
Amanda is taking advantage of the scholarship as a student currently serving in law enforcement. She has been a detective with the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office for over a year, a position she has worked her way to attaining after four years as an officer.
“This scholarship has really helped financially with my education. Plus, it makes me that much more determined to complete the degree because I have this opportunity,” said Amanda.
Amanda is currently using the Relgalf Scholarship to earn her bachelor’s degree though the College’s distance learning program allowing her to earn a degree that will advance her career without putting her career on hold.
“The distance learning program has made this opportunity accessible,” said Amanda. “I didn’t have to uproot my life or interrupt my career to earn my degree.”
In addition to the career advancement opportunities earning her bachelor’s degree will present, Amanda is also excited about the level of professionalism the degree will add to her career and to the agency she serves.