The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation established the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship in June 2016 to provide merit-based scholarships for students in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. It is the donor's preference that this scholarship be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in law enforcement and have demonstrated leadership qualities.

The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation is committed to promoting good citizenship through the appreciation of our government in the United States. One of J. Edgar Hoover's ideals was the committed belief in meritocracy through higher education.

Multiple scholarships ($1,000-$1,350 each) will be awarded to high achieving CCJS rising juniors and seniors. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated strength in CCJS coursework, merit, and leadership ability.   Preference will be given to students who have an interest in and are eligible for (e.g. law enforcement careers.

Applicants for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Declared as a CCJS major
  • Rising junior or senior standing for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Will register as a full-time student for the Fall 2019 semester and in good academic standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.3 for all colleges/universities attended
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities
  • U.S. Citizen

The following materials must be submitted to complete your scholarship application:

  1. Transcript (official or unofficial) – Student’s cumulative GPA from the University of Maryland will be considered
  2. Resume (1-2 pages) - please include expected graduation date
  3. Short Bio (250 words or less) – Include year of study, major, other activities relevant to scholarship and professional activities
  4. Short Answer (1-2 pages) – Specifying career and academic goals

Deadline to Apply:
All application materials must be submitted in a single packet in hardcopy by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 to:

Dr. Laure Brooks
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Application materials should be placed in the mailbox, which is located in 2220 LeFrak Hall, of Dr. Brooks.

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02/05/2020 - 9:46 am