Criminal Justice

Scholarships

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

NEW Scholarship Available!


USAA Undergraduate Scholarship
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Requirements:

  •     Must be in good standing with UTSA.
  •     Must be an undergraduate student classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  •     Must have declared Criminal Justice as major.
  •     Must be a full-time student (12credit hours) during the scholarship semester.
  •     Must not have been placed on academic suspension, probation, or dismissal during the last 24 months.
  •     Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  •     Must submit a typed personal statement (300-500 words double spaced) to identify personal and/or professional goals, the role of the scholarship in the attainment of these goals, contributions to UTSA, extracurricular activities, community involvement and any other information that may help the committee make a scholarship decision.
  •     Must be a resident of Texas.
  •     Must file a FASFA application to qualify for this scholarship.
  •     Deadline: April 28, 2014

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Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Salinas

Criminal Justice Memorial Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Award:

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used each year to provide scholarship(s) equal to the cost of the tuition and fees as determined by the FAFSA or up to the amount of funds distributed annually from the endowment, whichever is lower.

Requirements:

  • Must be in good standing with UTSA
  • Must be an undergraduate student classified as a junior or senior
  • Have Criminal Justice as their declared major
  • Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 hours) as an undergraduate actively pursuing a degree at UTSA
  • Must not have been placed on academic suspension, probation or dismissal during the last 24 months
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must submit a typed personal statement (250-500 words double spaced) to identify personal and/or professional goals, the role of the scholarship in the attainment of these goals, contributions to UTSA, extracurricular activities, community involvement and any other information that may help the committee make a scholarship decision.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the UTSA Office of student Financial Aid.
  • Must not have been found guilty of a felony criminal conviction under the state of federal law
  • Must be a resident of Texas
  • The attached Optional Recommendation Form may be submitted to the scholarship committee by any prior instructor, to supplement application(s). This form must be returned to the Department of Criminal Justice by the recommending professor or by mail from that person.
  • Deadline: Februrary 15th, 2014

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College of Public Policy Presidential Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Award:

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used each year to provide scholarship(s) equal to the cost of the tuition and fees as determined by the FAFSA or up to the amount of funds distributed annually from the endowment, whichever is lower.

Requirements:

  • Must be in good standing with UTSA
  • Must be an undergraduate student classified as a sophomore, junior or senior
  • Have Criminal Justice as their declared major
  • Must be enrolled on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 hours) as an undergraduate actively       pursuing a degree at UTSA
  • Must not have been placed on academic suspension, probation or dismissal during the last  24 months
  • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must submit a typed personal statement (300-500 words double spaced) to identify personal and/or professional goals, the role of the scholarship in the attainment of these goals, contributions to UTSA, extracurricular activities, community involvement and any other information that may help the committee make a scholarship decision.
  • Must be a resident of Texas
  • The attached Optional Recommendation Form may be submitted to the scholarship committee by any prior instructor, to supplement application(s). This form must be returned to the Department of Criminal Justice by the recommending professor or by mail from that person.
  • Deadline: Februrary 15th, 2014

Download Application

 

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Department of Criminal Justice Competitive Graduate Scholarship

Master of Science in Justice Policy

Award:

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used each year to provide scholarship(s) equal to the cost of the tuition and fees as determined by the FAFSA or up to the amount of funds distributed annually from the endowment, whichever is lower.

Requirements:

  • Must be admitted as a degree-seeking or special graduate student pursuing the Master of Science Degree in Justice Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
  • Must be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours of graduate coursework under the Justice Policy curriculum during the semester(s) the funds are used.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the MSJPY program. New students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts must be submitted with the application.
  • Must submit a typed personal statement (300-500 words double spaced) to identify personal and/or professional goals, the role of the scholarship in the attainment of these goals, contributions to UTSA, extracurricular activities, community involvement and any other information that may help the committee make a scholarship decision.
  • The attached Optional Recommendation Form may be submitted to the scholarship committee by any prior instructor, to supplement application(s). This form must be returned to the Department of Criminal Justice by the recommending professor or by mail from that person.
  • Deadline: Februrary 15th, 2014

Download Application

 

General Scholarships

General Scholarships are awarded through Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services. The General Scholarship Application must be completed provided they meet all the criterion for each scholarship. Students are encouraged to apply for admissions and complete the FAFSA by March 15. Only students who have been admitted will be considered for a scholarship. A list of all General Scholarships and the criteria for each scholarship is listed on http://www.utsa.edu/scholarships/genscholar.html. For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services at 210-458-8000 or FinancialAid@utsa.edu.

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Miscellaneous Scholarships are from donors outside of UTSA. Students get applications from these outside sources throughout the year. Some of these are from web search, local organizations, etc. The Student Financial Aid & Enrollment Services Center has a rack located near the service counter that is continually updated. Students are encouraged to come by at least once a month and browse through these applications to see if they meet the eligibility requirements.

 

For more information about
Department of Criminal Justice
Scholarships, contact:

Jamie Newsome, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Durango Building (DB), Room 4.216
210.458.2618 voice
210.458.2680 fax
jamie.newsome@utsa.edu

Office Hours (Spring 2014):
Tuesday & Thursday
1:30-3 PM