If you are a high school senior from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, and are majoring in criminal justice next year, you may be eligible to win an award of up to $1,000 through the Master Corporal Ronald G. Williams, Jr. Scholarship. This scholarship is named in honor of a famous Delaware State Police Master Corporal and recognizes his commitment to his job, family and community, and is offered by the Ronnie Williams Foundation.
To win this award, you will need to have a declared major in criminal justice, and be enrolling full time. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Fill out your application and submit it between March 1st and May 31st of your graduating year. Along with your application, you will need to write an essay explaining why you are committed to becoming a law enforcement officer. If you are selected to win, you will receive your notification by mail, and your name and the name of your high school will be posted to the foundation’s website along with your essay. There are only a few criminal justice scholarships available, so if you live in one of the four states of eligibility, you should definitely go for it.