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Incoming Student Scholarship

There will be three incoming student scholarships awarded during the fall and spring semesters (no summer funding is available). Students are eligible for funding their first semester in the Master of Criminal Justice program.

Students interested in funding for spring 2024 semester should submit a scholarship application letter to Dr. McKenzie Wood (mckenziewood@weber.edu) by November 21, 2023. Your essay should be no more than two pages, double spaced, and size 12 font (essays longer than two pages will not be reviewed). In your letter please address the following prompts:

  • Describe academic, professional or personal successes you had as an undergraduate student
  • Describe a situation when you rose above a challenge, overcame adversity, learned from a mistake or maintained a positive mindset amid struggles
  • Explain how this scholarship can assist you on your educational journey
  • At the bottom of your letter, please share your cumulative undergraduate GPA

Scholarship materials will be evaluated by the Department Scholarship Committee (consisting of three faculty) using a scoring rubric. Funding decisions will be made by December 1, 2023 and communicated back out to students who have applied for this scholarship shortly thereafter.

Current Student Scholarship

There will be one current student scholarship awarded during the fall and spring semesters (no summer funding is available). Students are eligible for funding as long as it is their second or later semester in the Master of Criminal Justice program.

Students interested in funding for spring 2024 semester should submit a scholarship application letter to Dr. McKenzie Wood (mckenziewood@weber.edu) by November 21, 2023. Your essay should be no more than two pages, double spaced, and size 12 font (essays longer than two pages will not be reviewed). In your letter please address the following prompts:

  • Describe your personal goals and accomplishments and your success in the Master of Criminal Justice program up until this point
  • Share your plans for the future after you are awarded an MCJ degree
  • Explain how this scholarship will make a difference for you
  • At the bottom of the letter, please share your current GPA

Scholarship materials will be evaluated by the Department Scholarship Committee (consisting of three faculty) using a scoring rubric. Funding decisions will be made by December 1, 2023 and communicated back out to students who have applied for this scholarship shortly thereafter.