At Ball State, 80 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers several scholarship opportunities to our students.

The Lionel J. Neiman Scholarship was established in November 1986 to honor the late Professor Neiman's many contributions to the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and its students. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually.

Award Amount

The amount and the number of awards are dependent upon the endowment account’s balance.

Criteria

  • attend Ball State full-time
  • senior status
  • pursue a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology
  • earned at least 63 credits toward the degree
  • plan to complete a criminal justice internship
  • 3.0 GPA or better at time of application

Among additional considerations for the award are financial need and university and community service activities.

There is no residency requirement.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual regardless of sex, race, age, national origin, or ethnic background.

How to Apply

Applications are available in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology office: North Quadrange Building (NQ), Room 278.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

The chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and the department faculty review the applications and select the recipient(s) for the awards. The chair will then inform the Office of Student Financial Aid to determine the eligibility of the recipients and will contact the Ball State University Foundation to determine the availability of funds. The Office of Financial Aid will present the awards, which are then applied to the student's tuition and fees.

The recipient will be selected by no later than March 21.

The Eryck Todd Heck Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice and criminology. The scholarship honors Eryck Todd Heck, the first Allen County, Indiana, sheriff’s department officer killed in the line of duty. Heck, a five-year veteran of the department, was killed Aug. 15, 1997, by a burglary suspect.

Criteria

  • major in criminal justice and criminology
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • preference given to Allen County residents

How to Apply

Qualified criminal justice majors are automatically considered for this scholarship. No application is required. Winners will be notified.

The Joel Hale Moore Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 for the Department of Justice and Criminology by Mr. William Fred Moore in honor of his older brother, Joel Hale Moore, a dedicated businessman and educator who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State.

Criteria

Either:

  • incoming freshman majoring in criminal justice and criminology with an academic index of 3.0 or higher
  • transfer student majoring in criminal justice and criminology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and who also scores a minimum of 1500 on the SAT

The scholarship is renewable for three years provided the student continues to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

How to Apply

There is not an application specific to this scholarship. Instead, the university identifies a pool of eligible candidates based on the information provided on a student’s application for admission to Ball State University. The information provided on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is also taken into consideration. Preference will be given to students with financial need; however, other qualified students will be eligible for the award.

The Faculty Member’s Book Scholarship is offered to a student who has successfully teamed with a faculty member in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology to conduct research and present findings at a professional conference, or produce an article, book chapter, or grant report. This award is supported by contributions to the CJC University Foundation Account.

Award Amount

Separate scholarships of $200 are provided for an undergraduate student and graduate student.

How to Apply

Additional information and applications can be found at the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Office.

This scholarship was established in 2017 to honor Mrs. Juanita M. Taylor for her loving commitment to her son, Jon Taylor, a graduate of our justice and criminology degree.

Award Amount

The amount and the number of awards are dependent upon the endowment account’s balance.

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