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Scholarship Qualifications and Selection Criteria

The Department of Criminal Justice accepts applications for scholarships from January through March of each year. Awards for the coming academic year are made, usually by the end of April each year. Depending upon the particular award, upon the amount of the award, and other factors, the student may choose the semester or semesters in which the awards will be distributed within the academic year to which the award applies. Most awards are renewable for up to three years, but renewal is not automatic. Recipients must re-apply each year and must meet both initial qualifications and continuing qualifications for each award period.

The application for all scholarships can be obtained here, completed and submitted along with transcripts and/or other information as may be required by particular scholarships. The total endowment of the Department of Criminal Justice exceeds $250,000. Approximately $7,000 to $9,000 are awarded each year from these scholarships. Other applicable rules apply; if students are receiving other scholarships, they should contact the University Scholarships Office to determine eligibility for these Criminal Justice Scholarships.

List of Scholarships

Annually Funded

Buddy Henderson Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice - This scholarship fund was established by friends of Mr. Buddy Henderson, an officer with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Morehouse Parish, who died in a line-of-duty accident.

Jerry Posey Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice - This annual scholarship fund was established by the Criminal Justice Alumni Association in memory of Jerry Posey, a Ouachita Parish deputy sheriff.

West Monroe Police Reserves Scholarship in Criminal Justice - This scholarship was established by the West Monroe Police Department Reserve Unit and is funded annually from gun show proceeds and other fund-raising activities of the WMPD Reserve Unit.


Kinsey Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice - This scholarship/faculty-development fund was established by Lou Kinsey in memory of her mother, Delores Kinsey, and her brother, Hollis Kinsey. At least 25% of the interest earned on this endowed fund is awarded to students who are Criminal Justice majors.

Monroe Police Local Number 81 Scholarship in Criminal Justice - Established by the police union of the Monroe Police Department.

Paul Howard Kitchens Memorial Scholarship (endowed) . Established by Mr. and Mrs. William F. Kitchens in memory of their son.

Sheriff Bailey Grant Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice - Established by friends of Bailey Grant, a long-time sheriff of Ouachita Parish, LA.

State Trooper Mike Kees Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice - Established by officers of the West Monroe Police Department in memory of Mike Kees, a state trooper killed in an automobile accident on duty.

Sidney Wilhite Scholarship in Criminal Justice

Terry M. Cannon Memorial Scholarship in Criminal Justice

Graduate Assistantships
& Graduate Work-Study

Graduate assistantships are available for both teaching and research positions. They are competitive and based upon qualifications of individual students for the positions that are available at the time. The graduate assistantship stipend is currently $5,400 and the work-study stipend is slightly more than $4,400 for the 9-month academic year. Graduate assistantships also result in waiver of tuition and fees; work-study does not (though it does result in waiver of out-of-state tuition). Applications may be submitted at any time, but the normal funding cycle results in awards being made in March or April for the coming academic year. Those interested in applying should obtain an application at the Graduate Studies and Research website and submit it to:

Dr. Attapol Kuanliang

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Criminal Justice
The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA 71209-0330