Community Criminal Justice Scholarship
March 1, 2013
The Walter R. Adams Community Criminal Justice Scholarship is funded by the Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Inc and Rome Rotary Club. The scholarship is designed to help a Criminal Justice major with the first 30-hours of coursework. The objective of the scholarship is to help the recipient complete their degree in Criminal Justice.
•Desire to pursue and complete a Criminal Justice degree.
•Minimum GPA of 2.0 and not be eligible for the HOPE scholarship.
•Currently employed in a law enforcement position, or graduating from a high school located within the service area of Georgia Highlands College, or currently pursueing a degree in criminal justice at Georgia Highlands College and experiencing financial hardship.
•Not have been convicted of any crime by any state or federal government for which punishment could have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered.
•Possess good moral character.
How to Apply:
•Complete Federal Student Aid FASFA. (must submit online)
•Complete the Georgia Highlands College Scholarship Application.
•Submit three letters of recommendation: use this form.
--One letter shall be from your parents, legal guardian, wife, or other member of your immediate family.
--The other two letters should specifically evaluate the applicant's potential to succeed in an academic setting. This should be included under "general comments" on the recommendation form.
•Submit a brief essay.
--Compose a typed, double-spaced, 2-4 page essay that addresses the following questions:
1. What are your educational, professional/career, and personal goals in the field of criminal justice?
2. Assess your abilities, skills, and preparations to handle the challenges of college.
3. How will this scholarship help you achieve your professional/career goals?
NOTE: Applications WILL NOT be processed until ALL materials are received.