Scholarships and Financial Aid

Awarding outstanding students

During the spring semester, the criminology program will make a call for applications. Typically, applications must be submitted during March with scholarship recipients announced in April.

Scholarship in Societal Studies

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to a full-time student majoring in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sophomores or greater must be in good academic standing. Awards made with regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Frank P. Briggs Law Enforcement Career Development Scholarship

Selection criteria

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student seeking a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice. The student must be a full-time active duty law enforcement officer holding the rank of Sergeant or below. The student must submit a letter of recommendation from a fellow officer. Students receiving tuition reimbursements from their law enforcement agency are not eligible.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship can be renewed, but students must reapply to be considered for renewal. 

Don Ivie Scholarship Fund

Value

Scholarship amount varies depending on the availability of funding.

Application

Complete the General and Departmental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Funding

This scholarship was established by members and friends of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice within the College of Humanities and Public Affairs at Missouri State University.  The scholarship was established in honor of Missouri State Trooper Don Ivie, who taught courses in the department and passed away in August 2011.

Selection criteria

Scholarships will be awarded annually to graduate students seeking a degree in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Academic merit and student contributions to the department will be considered in award selection.  Awards will be made without regard for financial need.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed. 

Crime and Society Scholarship Fund

Selection criteria

There are currently no requirements for this scholarship other than being a student seeking a degree in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Renewal criteria

This scholarship cannot be renewed.