Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

Scholarships

The School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management offers several scholarship programs to assist students with paying tuition, fees, and other expenses.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Criminal Justice Student Association Scholarship

  • Offered: Spring semester only.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the spring semester for awards that apply for the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: Money for tuition, fees, and/or books, and a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May. Most awards are $500.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Undergraduate student majoring or minoring in criminology and criminal justice;
  2. A current member of the CJSA in good standing with all relevant dues paid for at least one semester;
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Dr. Judy Hails Student Criminal Justice Endowed Student Award

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the fall semester for awards that apply in the spring; apply in the spring for awards that apply in the fall of the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: A cash stipend or a credit toward tuition, fees, or books; a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May. Most awards are between $1,000 to $3,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice major;
  2. Financial need; and
  3. Single-parent who has custody of a child.

George M. Montoya Memorial Scholarship

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the fall semester for awards that apply in the spring; apply in the spring for awards that apply in the fall of the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: Money to fund undergraduate tuition; a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May; and the student's name engraved on a plaque on display in the School. Most awards are between $1,000 and $3,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. U.S. citizen (winners may need to provide proof of citizenship) ;
  2. Criminology and criminal justice undergraduate major;
  3. 2.75 overall GPA or higher; and
  4. Enrolled full-time as a junior or senior in the subsequent semester.

Students already receiving scholarships or grants that completely fund their tuition are ineligible for the Montoya Memorial Scholarship. Students who are funding their own tuition or who are obtaining student loans to cover tuition costs are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Sam Torres Correctional Fund Scholarships

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the fall semester for awards that apply in the spring; apply in the spring for awards that apply in the fall of the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: A cash stipend or a credit toward tuition, fees, or books; a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May; and the student's name engraved on a plaque on display in the School. Most awards are $500.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice major;
  2. Financial need; and
  3. Interest in pursuing a career in corrections at the county, state, or federal levels of government.

Graduate Scholarships

Criminal Justice Student Association Scholarship

  • Offered: Spring semester only.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the spring semester for awards that apply for the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: Money for tuition, fees, and/or books, and a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May. Most awards are $500.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Graduate student in criminology and criminal justice;
  2. A current member of the CJSA in good standing with all relevant dues paid for at least one semester;
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Dr. Bruce Berg Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: No applications necessary. This award is bestowed by the Graduate Committee.

  • Winner Receives: Money for tuition, fees, books, or conference travel; and a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May. Most awards are $500.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice master's student;
  2. Merit.as decided by the Graduate Committee.

Dr. Libby Deschenes Memorial Scholarship

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: No applications necessary. This award is bestowed by the Graduate Committee.

  • Winner Receives: Money for tuition, fees, books, or conference travel; and a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May. Most awards are between $2,000 and $3,000.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice master's student;
  2. Merit as decided by the Graduate Committee.

Kay Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: Apply in the fall semester for awards that apply in the spring; apply in the spring for awards that apply in the fall of the following academic year.

  • Winner Receives: Money for tuition and fees; a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May; and the student's name engraved on a plaque on display in the School. Most awards are for half tuition.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice graduate student;
  2. Completion of at least one semester in the master's program at CSULB;
  3. Minimum 3.50 GPA in the M.S. program; and
  4. Full-time enrollment in the subsequent semester.

Dr. Sam Torres Correctional Fund Scholarships

  • Offered: Both fall and spring semesters.

  • When to Apply: Apply anytime by emailing the School Director after a student has had a paper accepted for presentation at a conference.

  • Winner Receives: A cash stipend of $500 to help fund travel to an academic conference (e.g., the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, the Western Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, etc.), a certificate at the annual School Banquet held in May; and the student's name engraved on a plaque on display in the School.

  • Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Criminology and criminal justice master's student;
  2. Financial need; and
  3. Presenting a paper at a conference concerning corrections.