LEJA

LEJA Scholarships

Application deadline is March 15th 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 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor


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: $600
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor
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 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor
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 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor


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 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor
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: $1000
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor


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: $750 (one fall intern of current year; one spring/summer intern of the next calendar year)
Deadline to apply:  March 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor


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 15
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: LEJA advisor


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: Fall Semester (September)
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: An LEJA Advisor


William P. McCamey Public Safety Memorial Educational Scholarship

Year in School: LEJA Graduate students who have been accepted to the Master’s Program in LEJA and/or are part of the LEJA Integrated Baccalaureate/Master’s program at WIU.
Other Requirements: minimum of a 3.25 GPA 
Comments: evidence of campus/community involvement are required. Financial need is also a consideration.
Amount Awarded Each Year: $1000
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Contact: An LEJA Advisor