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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


J. P. Strom Non-Resident Scholar Award

The J. P. Strom Endowment was established in 1979 to honor the former chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Strom was one of the key supporters of the early development of law enforcement education in South Carolina. He was instrumental in the creation of the SC Criminal Justice Academy and the establishment of the College of Criminal Justice in 1974. This fund is designated in support of the values of innovation, leadership, and professionalism that were strongly associated with Chief Strom.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be continuing CRJU majors having successfully conpleted a minimum of 30 credit hours at USC, including 6 credit hours of Criminology and Criminal Justice course work.
  • Recipients must maintain full-time status (at least 15 credit hours per semester) in the department with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must have non-resident status in the state of South Carolina.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Students may NOT receive this scholarship in addition to another tuition reducing scholarship.

Award Summary:

Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated achievement, leadership ability, community service and on the strengths and coherence of applicants’ responses to an essay question.

All scholarships are $250 per semester for sophomores and juniors, and $500 per semester for seniors, with a 3-year value of $2,000. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will fund no more than four awards (new + continuing) per semester. The award is renewable for up to three years as long as a grade point average of 3.0 is maintained.

Recipients of this scholarship who qualify under existing University rules will also receive a substantial tuition reduction.

Required Documents:

  • Electronic Application via web.
  • Essay: Must be word processed following guidelines.
  • Two references: One academic and one service related.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MAY 15TH FOR FALL SEMESTER CONSIDERATION AND OCTOBER 15TH FOR SPRING SEMESTER CONSIDERATION

Direct application forms to:

Ms. Patricia Armstrong
parmstro@mailbox.sc.edu
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208