Scholarships & Awards

Criminal Justice Program


"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

Deputy Brian Gross Memorial Scholarship

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.

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

One $500 Criminal Justice Major Scholarship

One $500 Internship/Practicum Travel Expenses Scholarship

John R. Shell Memorial 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.

William D. Griffith Scholarships

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.


Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Department 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2988


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