NC Sheriffs Association Undergraduate Criminal Justice Scholarship
- Be an undergraduate majoring in criminal justice at a UNC institution or an NC Private institution (NCICU) that has a criminal justice degree program
- Be a resident of North Carolina for tuition purposes
- Establish financial need
- Be enrolled full-time
Eligible State Institutions:
- Appalachian State University
- East Carolina University
- Elizabeth City State University
- Fayetteville State University
- North Carolina A&T State University
- North Carolina Central University
- North Carolina State University
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Western Carolina University
- Winston-Salem State University
Awards are offered annually to full-time North Carolina resident undergraduates majoring in criminal justice, one for each UNC constituent institution that has a criminal justice degree program.
- Applicants must submit a completed application, official transcript, and a statement of career goals to the sheriff of the county in North Carolina where they permanently reside and request a letter of recommendation.
The first priority in selection is given to the child or step-child of a sheriff or deputy sheriff. The second priority is given to a child or step-child of a North Carolina law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. The third priority is given to a child or step-child of a North Carolina sheriff or deputy sheriff who is deceased or retired (regular or disability).
Applications may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid (FAO) at your eligible institution. Applicants must submit a completed application, official transcript, and a statement of career goals to the sheriff of the county in North Carolina where they permanently reside and request a letter of recommendation. These materials should be sent by the sheriff's office to the FAO. Applicants of the scholarship are nominated by the FAO and sent to North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) for processing. NCSEAA forwards the application materials to NC Sheriff's Association for recipient selection. NCSEAA will notify recipient of the award.