Scholarships for Women Interested in Law Enforcement

by Marcelina Hardy

in Scholarships for Single Mothers

Most people interested in law enforcement are male. To increase gender quality in law enforcement, the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation has recently decided to start offering scholarships for women majoring in criminal justice with intentions on going into the field.

The Law Enforcement Field

women in law enforcementA career in law enforcement is challenging, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Women are perfect for this field, even though some don’t believe they have what it takes to be successful. Women bring back the nurturing qualities that many law enforcers have seemed to lose through the ruggers of the work.

There was a time when police officers and other law enforcers were viewed as people who were the ones who take care of citizens. Nowadays, the perception has changed to their main job is to punish citizens more than help them.

Women can bring back this quality of care, as well as punish citizens breaking the law. It’s also a field that has much room for growth and a lucrative salary. The average salary was $52,810 in May for police offers. For correctional officers, it was about $39,020 a year.



To work in law enforcement, you will most likely need a college education to receive the higher paying jobs. While some start with entry-level jobs with a high school diploma, most of them seek college level courses to increase their earnings. With scholarships for women interested in law enforcement, seeking a college education to maximize their success in the field is much more possible.

About the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation

Every May, the foundation awards many women majoring in criminal justice $2,500 to cover tuition and other tuition-related fees. The other two criterions is completing a year of course work and having at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply for this scholarship, simply go to the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation website.

Other Scholarships for Criminal Justice Degrees

Besides the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, there are two others to apply to for tuition assistance. The David E. Withmire Scholarship Fund is available for students in their junior and senior year.

This includes undergraduate and postgraduates majoring in criminal justice, criminology, or police administration. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. They must also be enrolled in an accredited college or university. To apply, visit the David Whitmire website. Application deadline is December 15.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship offers students scholarships of $1,000 to $10,000 interested in seeking a career in anti-fraud. To apply, visit www.acfe.com for more information.

Some other scholarships you may be eligible for is the Education-Portal.com Undergraduate Award, Distance Learning Award for Grad Students, and StraightForward Media’s Law Enforcement Scholarships.

Join the most heroic people in the world working in the field of law enforcement. It will be your job to protect the citizens of the United States, so everyone can feel safe wherever they are and whatever they are doing. You’ll be proud of your work, and you’ll be happy with your income to provide what you and your children need to live happy, healthy, and safe.

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