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Criminal Justice Program


Scholarships 2018-2019



Deputy Brian Gross Memorial Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship

  • Applicants must be Criminal Justice majors.

  • Preference will be given to students who are current or former law enforcement officers and/or students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Deputy Bryan Gross Memorial Scholarship flier
Application deadline: TBA. (Check back soon). To apply, click here.

Oyler Family Criminal Justice Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Current or former law enforcement officers and/or students interested in a law enforcement career

  • Preference will be given to former or current law enforcement officers, former members of the military, or current R.O.T.C. students

Thanks to the generosity of the Oyler family, this award shall be given to students enrolled in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wyoming. The Oyler family established this scholarship in sincere gratitude to the men and women who have selflessly served their communities and Country in law enforcement and in the military. This $1000 scholarship will be given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher, who are current or former law enforcement officers and/or students who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in local, state, or federal law enforcement.

Application deadline: TBA. (Check back soon). To apply, click here.

Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASCOP) Scholarships

Two $500 WASCOP scholarships.

  • One $500 scholarship is available for internship or practicum travel expenses and will be awarded to a junior or senior UW Criminal Justice major who has obtained an internship or practicum for the following academic year.

  • One $500 scholarship is available to a new or returning UW Criminal Justice major who already has experience working in the criminal justice profession.

WASCOP Scholarship Information Flier
Application deadline: TBA. (Check back soon). To apply, click here.

John R. Shell Memorial Scholarship

One $1,500 Scholarship

The Department of Criminal Justice also offers the John R. Shell Memorial Scholarship thanks to the generosity of the John R. Shell family. Each year, one student (a junior or senior) majoring in Criminal Justice can receive a $1,500 scholarship. A faculty committee selects the recipient, based on the conditions that he or she is a Wyoming resident, shows financial need, and aspires to be a police officer.

Applicants must:

  • Be a Criminal Justice major
  • Be a Wyoming Resident
  • Show financial need
  • Aspire to become a law enforcement officer
Application deadline: TBA. (Check back soon). To apply, click here.

Three William D. Griffith scholarships

Three $1,500 Scholarships

  • Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to: one sophomore, one junior, and one senior.
  • Applicants must be majoring in Criminal Justice.

William D. Griffith Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of William D. Griffith, students majoring in Criminal Justice at the University of Wyoming benefit from enhancements to the program provided by these funds. These enhancements include William D. Griffith scholarships, a speakers series, access to related educational opportunities, and support for student club activities. Each year, up to three students (a sophomore, a junior, and a senior) majoring in Criminal Justice can receive a William D. Griffith Scholarship. A faculty committee selects recipients based on their academic records, outside activities such as community service, clubs, and organizations.

William D. Griffith and John R. Shell Memorial Scholarship Flier
Application deadline: TBA. (Check back soon). To apply, click here.

"Being honored as a 2008-2009 recipient of the Griffith and Shell Scholarships was one of the greatest highlights of my freshman year at UW. It was a rewarding feeling to know that alumni of this program are so supportive of the great department that is Criminal Justice. I am thrilled to carry on the legacy that so many wonderful people have developed at the University of Wyoming."

--Nema Koohmaraie, 2011 Criminal Justice graduate


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