LEJA

Scholarships

2018 Scholarships have not been posted yet


Application deadline is March 1st of each spring semester unless otherwise noted.

American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Epsilon; WIU Chapter

Year in School: graduate or undergraduate
Major, Other Requirements: Must be Lambda Alpha Epsilon member, 3.0 GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $250
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: LEJA adviser, School of LEJA

Macomb Area Crimestoppers John Bliven Law Enforcement Scholarship

Year in School: Junior, 60 semester hours
Major, Other Requirements: LEJA major, 3.0 GPA, graduated from a McDonough County high school
Amount Awarded Each Year: $550
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: Chairperson, School of LEJA
Comments: Evidence of campus/community involvement. Financial need is considered.

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Scholarship (WIU Chapter)

Year in School: Full-time student
Major, Other Requirements: 3.0 GPA, declared security minor, completed one security course, currently enrolled in a security course when applying for scholarship.
Amount Awarded Each Year: Two recipients $150.00 each
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA
Comments: Not renewable. Include an essay on "Why I deserve an ASIS WIU scholarship"

Keith Webb Scholarship

Year in School: LEJA major
Major, Other Requirements: 3.2 GPA, LEJA major, pre-law minor,, good judicial standing, strong potential for a career in law.
Amount Awarded Each Year: $1500 
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA

Jerilyn Pecharich Scholarship

Major, Other Requirements: LEJA major-also may consider majors in family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, agriculture, and computer science, good academic standing.
Amount Awarded Each Year: $600
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA
Comments: Preference in order - handicapped, parent with dependent children, major from LEJA.

Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship

Year In School: full-time student, junior/senior
Major, Other Requirements: LEJA, 3.0 cumulative GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $800
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA

Harold "Denny" Brignadello Memorial Award

Year in School: Completing internship Fall or Spring semester of next academic year, demonstrated commitment to citizenship, strong moral character, dedication to the work of law enforcement.
Major, Other requirements: LEJA, 3.2 cumulative GPA
Amount awarded: $600 (one fall intern of current year; one spring/summer intern of the next calendar year)
Deadline to apply:  March 1 
Contact: School of LEJA

Pete Lackey Memorial LEJA Scholarship

Year in School: Junior or Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Must be LEJA major, 3.0 GPAMinimum overall 3.3 GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $500
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Comments: Not automatically renewable, but recipients may reapply to be considered for subsequent years. Submit a statement outlining what the scholarship will mean to their education (one page limit).
Contact: School of LEJA

Alejandro Valadez Memorial Scholarship

Year in School: Second semester freshman, sophomore, junior or first semester senior
Other Requirements: The student must exhibit a strong commitment to academics and must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA at WIU. Preference will be give to male students of Latino descent.
Deadline to Apply for 2017: September 8
Comments: An essay answer to posted question, letter of recommendation and high school transcripts must be submitted
Contact: Dana Moon, DM-Moon@wiu.edu, COEHS Dean's Office

Illinois State Police Memorial Scholarship

Year in School: Sophomore standing or above, including graduate students.
Other Requirements: Full-time student, preference to descendants of Illinois State Police Officers (regardless of major), with preference given to descendants of those that were either killed (Preference #1) or made disabled (Preference #2) while in the line of duty. If there are no descendants of Illinois State Police officers attending WIU in a given year, scholarship may be given to any Law Enforcement and Justice Administration major who meet all other criteria.
Major, Other Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; transfer GPA accepted
Amount Awarded Each Year: $1000
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Contact: School of LEJA