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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice awards scholarships to entering and continuing students. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors who wish to be considered for scholarships honoring Meredith Thompson and J. P. Strom must follow the application instructions and apply by the appropriate deadlines in order to receive full consideration.

To apply for a scholarship, download the scholarship application. When complete, save and email to the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator, Ms. Patricia Armstrong, at parmstro@mailbox.sc.edu.

 

J. P. Strom Undergraduate Scholarship

Annual Value: $1500 
Three Year value $4500

Awarded to continuing student (minimum 30 hours completed) majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice and attending the USC Columbia campus. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at USC, including a minimum of six hours of Criminology and Criminal Justice course work and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Criteria used for selection of the successful J. P. Strom Undergraduate Scholar include outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. The award of $750 per semester is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the student maintains a minimum “B” average. 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MAY 15TH FOR FALL SEMESTER CONSIDERATION.

 

Meredith Thompson Undergraduate Scholarship

Annual Value: $1000 
Three Year value $3000

Awarded to a continuing student (sophomore, junior, senior) majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice and attending the USC Columbia campus. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at USC, including a minimum of six hours of Criminology and Criminal Justice course work and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Criteria used for selection of the Meredith Thompson Undergraduate Scholar includes integrity, leadership,academic excellence, and dedication to criminal justice. The award of $500 per semester is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the student maintains a minimum “B” average. 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MAY 15TH FOR FALL SEMESTER CONSIDERATION.

 

J.P Strom Non-Resident Scholar Award

Annual Value: $500 (sophomores and juniors), $1000 (seniors)
Three Year value $2000

Awarded to continuing students (sophomore, junior, senior) majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice and attending the USC Columbia campus. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 30 credit hours at USC, including a minimum of six hours of Criminology and Criminal Justice course work and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Criteria used for selection of the J. P. Strom Non-resident Scholar include academic achievement, leadership, and service. The award of $250 per semester for sophomores and juniors, and $500 per semester for seniors, with a 3-year value of $2,000, is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the student maintains a minimum “B” average. Only non-residents are eligible to apply under current department guidelines. Recipients of this scholarship who qualify under existing University rules will also receive a substantial tuition reduction. 

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

 

Robert A. Wilbur Police Scholarship

Annual Value: $500 
Four Year value $2000

Awarded to a Columbia Police Officer who has served a minimum of 3 years of sworn service to the Columbia Police Department and is seeking higher education. The student must be admitted to the University of South Carolina and accepted as a Criminal Justice major or into the MCJ Program. The student must declare their intention to continue in the police service career. The award of $500 per semester is renewable for up to 3 years as long as the student maintains a minimum “B” average. 

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