Justice Scholars Program in Criminal Justice
The Justice Scholars Program is designed to advance innovative leadership in justice-related professions in metro Detroit. By providing leaders with an understanding and appreciation for research, the use of data, and problem-analysis techniques required of today's leaders, the Justice Scholars Program aims to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of the justice system in metro-Detroit.
This program covers all tuition and fees for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program (30 credits) for two students per year.
- Have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Minimum 3.0 GPA during undergraduate studies
- Be employed in a justice-related organization in the public, private, or non-profit sector in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne county
- A justice-related organization is any public, private, or non-profit agency/organization that works within the criminal justice system, provides services to justice-impacted individuals, or is engaged in crime and justice-related research
- Remain employed with a justice-related organization during the entirety of the scholarship
- Currently be in a leadership position or someone who the organization believes has leadership potential
Prospective students interested in the Justice Scholar Program don't have to complete a Graduate School application before submitting this application. However, if selected, the recipient must then complete the Graduate School application and be admitted before registering for classes.
Requirements before applying
- A letter of support from your employer/supervisor with the following:
- What makes you an ideal candidate for the scholarship
- Your current role in the organization
- Your potential for working in a leadership position (if you're already in a leadership position, discuss your leadership qualities and effectiveness
- Personal statement with the following:
- Why the applicant believes they are an ideal candidate for the scholarship
- How the scholarship will assist in achieving your long-term career goals
- How are you committed to continue working with justice-impacted individuals
- Copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) from where you received your bachelor/master's degree
The 2022 application is available through August 1.