Scholarships

MCJ Program Scholarship Criteria

(Established: Summer, 2017)

For questions, contact the Graduate Director at: bbayley@weber.edu

MCJ Professional Merit Scholarship ($1000 towards tuition only: awarded each semester)

  • Must be currently working full-time in a criminal justice related profession (if there is a question as to eligibility, status will be determined by the MCJ Scholarship Committee)
  • Must be in good-standing within his/her criminal justice related agency, department, or officer (if there is a question as to what constitutes "good standing," status will be determined by the MCJ Scholarship Committee)
  • Must provide a letter to the MCJ Director from the awardee’s supervisor verifying full-time employment status and employment standing before funding will be dispersed - this letter must be signed, dated, and on official department/agency letterhead
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits within the MCJ program prior to consideration for funding and have at least 3 credits remaining in his/her program
  • Must be taking a minimum of 6 credits during the semester under consideration (for example, six credits in the Fall - the student would be eligible for funding; three credits in the Spring - the student would not be eligible for funding)
  • Must have an overall MCJ program GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Scholarship winner will have the highest GPA among those who are eligible - if more than one person has the same GPA, the scholarship award will be evenly distributed among those who tied for the highest GPA
  • Scholarship winner cannot currently be on any type of department or university based sanction (for example: academic probation)
  • Scholarship winner has not previously been awarded an MCJ "CJ Professional Merit Scholarship," an MCJ "CJ Civilian Merit Scholarship," or other MCJ funding.

 

MCJ Civilian Merit Scholarship ($1000 toward tuition only: awarded each semester)

  • Cannot be currently working full-time in a criminal justice related profession
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credits within the MCJ program prior to consideration for funding and have at least 3 credits remaining in his/her program
  • Must be taking a minimum of 6 credits during the semester under consideration (for example, six credits in the Fall - the student would be eligible for funding; three credits in the Spring - the student would not be eligible for funding)
  • Must have an overall MCJ program GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Scholarship winner will have the highest GPA among those who are eligible - if more than one person has the same GPA, the scholarship award will be evenly distributed among those who tied for the highest GPA
  • Scholarship winner cannot currently be on any type of department or university based sanction (for example: academic probation)
  • Scholarship winner has not previously been awarded an MCJ "CJ Professional Merit Scholarship," an MCJ "CJ Civilian Merit Scholarship," or other MCJ funding


Awardees

MCJ Professional Merit Scholarship
Amanda Bennett: Summer, 2017

MCJ Civilian Merit Scholarship
Christopher Mebius: Summer, 2017