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CJ Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now online at: http://financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/boise-state-scholarship-application/

There are six opportunities for criminal justice students attending Boise State University to receive scholarships from the Department of Criminal Justice:

The Margie Hoops Scholarship

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Declared Criminal Justice major.
  • Enrolled part-time or full-time at Boise State University – Twin Falls campus.
  • Show strong leadership potential in academics and participate in activities outside the classroom (e.g. athletics and community involvement).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

The Ted Hopfenbeck Scholarship

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Declared Criminal Justice major.
  • Senior standing by end of Spring semester (90 or more credits).
  • Enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credits).
  • Completed at least 45 credits at Boise State University.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Involvement in outside activities: criminal justice student organizations, student
  • government, and/or significant volunteer work (Field Work/Internships do not
  • count as outside activities).
  • Application includes submission of a paper (5-10 pages) addressing career plans and preparation.

The FBI Scholarship

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Declared Criminal Justice major.
  • Interested in a career in law enforcement.
  • Senior standing by end of Spring semester (90 or more credits).
  • Full-time student (12 or more credits).
  • Completed at least 45 credits at Boise State University.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

The Michael Blankenship Social Justice Scholarship

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Declared Criminal Justice major.
  • Junior (58-89 credits) or senior (90 or more credits) standing by the
  • end of the Spring semester.
  • Enrolled part-time or full-time at Boise State University.
  • Have applied for, and received, criminal justice upper division standing.
  • Able to demonstrate involvement in a significant way (volunteer or paid work)
  • in furthering social and environmental justice (religious service is not
  • sufficient).
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Alan Creech Alumni Award

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Full-time (12+ credits), Junior or Senior
  • Minimum cum GPA 3.0
  • List personal accomplishments and activities

Anderson Criminal Justice Award

Application criteria (see scholarship application for more details):

  • Full-time (12+ credits for undergraduate, 9 credits for graduate)
  • Minimum cum GPA 3.0
  • Any grade level (freshman – graduate)

Applications for the above listed scholarships are completed online at the link above.

General Departmental Scholarships

The names of eligible criminal justice students, GPAs, and class rankings are forwarded to the department for consideration in February. The dollar amount the department has available to award varies each year. We typically make several awards ranging from $1000.00 (Academic Excellence Award) to $200.00, the minimum amount awarded for general scholarships.

Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester for undergraduates, 9 credits per semester for graduates) to receive a general department scholarship.

The department will take the following criteria into consideration when making an award:

  1. Typically awardees must have a cumulative GPA at or above 3.00, but that does not guarantee that a student will receive an award.
  2. Either senior standing (at least 90 completed credits) as a criminal justice major at the time the award will be used, and completion of at least 15 credit hours at Boise State University.
  3. One or more awards of varying amounts to an outstanding criminal justice graduate student who has completed at least 9 hours of graduate credit in the department.
  4. Involvement in departmental service, leadership and research (LAE, APS, volunteer work, research endeavors with faculty, etc.).
  5. Faculty familiarity with student from in-class involvement.