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Justice Studies Scholarship Opportunities
The Justice Studies Department is proud to announce the 2016 Scholarship Opportunities honoring distinguished alumni and friends of Justice Studies.
Over $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year. Individual scholarships of up to $5000 are available to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Justice Studies or Forensic Science. Eligibility and application requirements vary for each scholarship. Students may apply for up to three scholarships for which they are eligible.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the application in one of two ways by the deadlines indicated below:
- Enter application information and submit required documents by April 29, 2016 at https://sjsu.academicworks.com
- Submit a paper and an electronic copy of the application form and required documents:
- A paper copy of all application materials must be submitted to the Department of Justice Studies office MacQuarrie Hall 524, by 5:00 PM, Wednesday April 29, 2016.
- Electronic copy of the complete application must also be submitted to the Scholarship Chair, Janet Hagemann at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, April 29, 2016.
Note: Application form available here: [PDF]
All students are encouraged to apply--it's easy! For most, all you need to do is provide some information about yourself, a personal statement, transcripts, and a graded course paper. It's worth the investment of a little time.
Note: The committee will not consider incomplete applications. Scholarship winners are required to write letters of appreciation to donors and attend any recognition events.
Kristofer Boaz Claspill Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient: Stanislaw (Stan) Bielous
Career plans: Following my graduation from San Jose State University I hope
to pursue a master's degree in Medico-legal Death Investigation or in Crime Scene Investigation. My ultimate career goal is to progress through the law enforcement field and to become a detective specialized in homicide investigation.
I am extremely grateful to the Claspill family for their generous donation toward my success and to the Justice Studies department for giving me the opportunity. I feel both honored and sincerely humbled to be selected to receive this scholarship in Kristofer's name. Receiving this scholarship has not only lightened my financial burden but enabled me to dedicate more time to my studies, to my internship, to Alpha Phi Sigma and to my success in general.
Theresa Edel Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient - Emily Wheeler
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2016
Career Plans: Upon graduation, I plan to apply to a variety of local, state, and federal jobs in the criminal justice system where I can apply my knowledge of Justice and Forensic studies.
I am truly honored to be this year’s recipient of the Theresa Edel Memorial Scholarship, as it will allow me to focus all of my efforts on completing my final semester of college and maintaining an active role in Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Theresa Edel Memorial Scholarship donors for their generosity and support, and look forward to starting a new and exciting part of my life following graduation.
Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient: Lilia Barragan
Expected graduation: Spring 2017
I would like to thank the Jeffrey Fontana Memorial Scholarship Donors for giving me
the honor of being the 2016-2017 scholarship recipient. My dream has been to enter law
enforcement and I am grateful people are willing to support me so I can finish my
education at San Jose State that will take me a step closer to my dream career.
Career Plans: Work in a crime lab as a forensic scientist or become a police officer and move up to become a detective.
Paula Stone Hubbell Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient: Janelle Nguyen
Expected graduation date: Spring 2017
Career plans: After graduating, I plan on furthering my education in Justice Studies so that one day I can earn a PhD and become a professor to teach in the Criminal Justice field. I am honored to be a recipient of the Paula Stone Hubbell Scholarship and I am extremely grateful to the founders. It is a wonderful feeling, to see all my hard work and dedication to my education paying off in such a generous scholarship. I will forever appreciate the confidence the Paula Stone Hubbell founders demonstrated in me by awarding me this honor and will work hard to live up to their expectations.
Recipient: Melinda Lo
Expected graduation date: Spring 2017
Career Plans: upon graduation, I hope to enroll in a dual JD/Ph.D. law program and be able to work in the Legal field in the future.
I would like to thank the family of Paula Stone Hubbell for giving me the opportunity of being the 2016-2017 scholarship recipient. Its contributions will assist me to satisfactorily contribute to my academic success. I am truly honored to receive this scholarship in Paula’s name, as it will allow for me to complete my last year here at San Jose State University pursuing my Master’s Degree in Justice Studies.
Daniel P. Lomio Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Willard "Huck" Schmidt Memorial Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient – Frank Luo
Expected graduation date: Fall 2016
Career plans: Upon graduation I plan to become a police officer; I would like to work for the San Jose Police Department. I am hoping to do my internship at San José Police Department and get to learn more about them. I’m so honored to be awarded the Willard “Huck” Schmidt Scholarship. Earning this award not only gives me confidence but also provides me extra time to focus on my studies and some volunteer service. It is also the first scholarship I have ever gotten and I am so proud to have been recognized in this manner.
California Association of Criminalists (CAC) Reed McLaughlin Scholarship [PDF]
Recipient - Kevin Tang
Expected graduation date: Spring 2016
Career Plans: My goal is to one day work for the San Francisco County or Santa Clara County Crime Lab as a criminalist.
Receiving this scholarship award will give me the opportunity to acquire new lab skills by allowing me to fund my own research project this summer. Due to your support, I will be able to reduced my work hours to focus more on my education as well as present my research at conferences.
- College of Applied Sciences & Arts Scholarship
- SJSU Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
- Office of Graduate Studies and Research Scholarships
- Alumni Association Scholarships
- Silicon Valley Community Foundation
- Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
- Filipino - American Law Enforcement Officers Association