The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Criminal Justice Scholarship Annual Application

The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) created the Criminal Justice Scholarship Program to assist students who are dependents of law enforcement officials or who are studying in the criminal justice field and express an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement. The NCSA sponsors this scholarship program.  The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) administers the scholarship to the students within The University of North Carolina System. The North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) administers the scholarship to the students attending private, non-profit colleges in North Carolina.

 

Current Applicant Prerequisites – Applicants must be a North Carolina resident enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours in a degree granting criminal justice program at one of the institutions of The University of North Carolina or the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. Applicants must express an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement and must be recommended by their local sheriff. Selection of recipients is based on the following priorities:

Priority 1 – –     a child or step-child of a North Carolina Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff

Priority 2 – –     a child or step-child of any North Carolina law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty

Priority 3 – –     a child or step-child of a North Carolina Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff who is deceased or retired (regular or disability)

Priority 4 – –     an academically eligible North Carolina criminal justice student with demonstrated financial need (these applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA)

 

Eligible UNC Universities –

Appalachian State University North Carolina State University
East Carolina University The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Elizabeth City State University The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Fayetteville State University The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
North Carolina A & T State University Western Carolina University
North Carolina Central University Winston-Salem State University

 

Eligible Private Colleges or Universities – 

Barton College High Point University North Carolina Wesleyan College
Belmont Abbey College Johnson C. Smith University Pfeiffer University
Brevard College Lees-McRae College Salem College
Campbell University Lenoir-Rhyne University Shaw University
Catawba College Livingston College St. Augustine’s University
Chowan University Mars Hill University University of Mount Olive
Gardner-Webb University Meredith College William Peace University
Greensboro College Methodist University Wingate University
Guilford College Montreat College

 

Value of Scholarship – Each Criminal Justice Scholarship is valued at $2,000 per year, $1,000 for the Fall semester and $1,000 for the Spring semester. Scholarship funds not used due to student withdrawal, or dismissal, must be refunded to the NCSA by the university.

 

Application Process and Procedure – One nominee for the scholarship is chosen each year by the financial aid office at each eligible institution, subject to approval by the NCSEAA or NCICU, and subject to continued funding by the Association. Applications must be approved and signed by the financial aid official at the institution.  The Financial Aid Official will mail the chosen application(s) to either NCSEAA (Post Office Box 13663, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3663) or NCICU (530 North Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27604).

 

Request for Application 

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