The Thomas F. Higgins Scholarship Award
This scholarship is awarded every other year to a qualified junior or senior in Criminal Justice at Buffalo State. This monetary scholarship alternates yearly between the History and Criminal Justice departments. The student must possess a 3.5 grade point average or higher. Those interested in being considered for the award should contact Dr. James J. Sobol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Benjamin and David Scharps Award
The award is offered in accordance with a gift accepted by the State University of New York Board of Trustees under the will of Hannah S. Hirschhorn to establish the Benjamin Scharps and David Scharps Memorial Fund. Students will be asked to write an essay on a legal topic and submit their paper for review. A selection committee will review all submissions and select both a first and second place winner. This award is offered annually.
Competition for the prize is open to SUNY students in their junior and senior year. Students who are interested in the law or interested in attending law school are especially encouraged to apply. Each participating SUNY campus may submit a maximum of three essays. Each campus president appoints a single faculty or staff coordinator, who must endorse each essay submitted, indicating that he or she has read the essay and considers it of high quality and representative of the best of that campus.
The winner will receive a check for $1,500 and a commemorative plaque, and the second place finisher will receive a check for $1,000. All contestants will receive a certificate of participation.
Morgan Graduate Award
This award honors the top Criminal Justice master's student at Buffalo State who demonstrates the spirit of integrity, academic excellence, and community service. It is named after the founder and the first Chair of the Criminal Justice Department, Edward Morgan.
Donald J. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Award
Donald J. Griffin Memorial Scholarship Award is dedicated in memory of Donald J. Griffin, who served as a police officer for the City of Buffalo and was a graduate of the Criminal Justice Program at Buffalo State College. After his unexpected death in 1975, Donald Griffin's family endowed a scholarship in his memory which is now used to reward excellence in the study of criminal justice at Buffalo State College. The monetary scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a graduating student who has achieved a 3.25 overall cumulative grade point average in addition to a 3.00 grade point average in the criminal justice major. Those interested in being considered for the award should contact Dr. James J. Sobol at email@example.com.
ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security) Scholarship Program of Western New York
The purpose of the scholarship process is to provide each ASIS Chapter with a means to recognize and to promote individuals who are interested in the security profession, by providing financial assistance. Financial need shall not be a factor in the selection process as the purpose of the award is to provide recognition of achievement and ability.
Selection criteria for students:
- Applicants must be either a full-time or part-time student and have completed one year of study at a recognized college, university, or community college.
- A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) will be required for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Scholarships will be awarded on a calendar year basis, January 1st through December 31st.
Candidates will submit the following:
- An application form
- An official grade transcript
- An institutional validation of program enrollment (or acceptance in the case of transfer students) in a fully accredited college, university, or community college.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
Criminal Justice Scholarship Program sponsored by the Judges and Police Conference of Erie County, New York
The Judges and Police Conference of Erie County sponsor this award. Goal is to assist a deserving student in the furtherance of his or her education in the Criminal Justice field and students at the University of Buffalo Law School. The scholarship is made available to residents of Erie County, New York, who meet the established guidelines. Visit www.judgesandpoliceconference.com