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Scholarships

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is proud to offer numerous scholarships to better support our undergraduate and graduate students. Each of these scholarships is funded by an alumnus, friend of the university or foundation that recognizes and supports the goals of CRCJ and The University of Texas at Arlington.

To apply for a scholarship:

  1. Create a profile in the Mav ScholarShop site.

  2. Select the scholarship(s) for which you wish to apply. (Several CRCJ scholarships are listed below.)

  3. Complete the application process (essays, letters of recommendations, etc.) before the deadline.

Corporal Joey Cushman Endowed Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Eligibility requirements: Students must be majoring in criminology/criminal justice; a commissioned police officer or the child or grandchild of an active or retired commissioned police officer; a sophomore or above with an overall 3.0 GPA the previous year; and be willing to write a letter of acknowledgment to the Cushman Family about the recipient’s need and appreciation of the scholarship when awarded. Additional preference will be given if the student is active in community service programs; and/or active in departmental, university or other student organizations related to the discipline of criminology/criminal justice at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Gary D. Harl Memorial Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Eligibility requirements: Students eligible for the Harl Memorial Scholarship will be police officers working on patrol who are juniors or seniors maintaining a 2.5 or better grade point average, who are carrying a minimum of nine hours in Criminal Justice, and who indicate a real desire for law enforcement careers. The scholarship began in the 1970s and is awarded only for fall or spring semesters. With satisfactory progress toward a degree, as determined by the Program’s Scholarship Selection Committee, recipients may continue to receive this scholarship assistance in subsequent years. The Program’s Scholarship Committee will reevaluate and award the scholarship each year.

Dr. James Stevens Memorial Endowment Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Eligibility requirements: The Dr. James Stevens Memorial Endowment shall be used to provide financial assistance to Criminology and Criminal Justice majors in their Junior or Senior year of study at the University of Texas at Arlington. Must be majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 3.0 overall and CRCJ GPAs required, and interest in a Master's degree. Additional preference will be given if the student is active in community service programs and/or active in departmental, university or other student organizations related to the discipline of CRCJ at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The James Stevens Memorial was established by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2004 to honor the memory of Dr. James Stevens, a professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UTA.  Dr. Stevens lead a distinguished academic career and had a reputation as a consummate scholar who encouraged students to "think outside the box”.

Laura Cumbie Memorial Endowment Scholarship (Graduate)

Laura Elizabeth Cumbie was an intelligent, witty, loving and compassionate woman. In 1994, she decided on her first day of college that she wanted to pursue a degree in criminal justice. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Wesleyan University in 1998. A few years later she decided to seek a graduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. While majoring in Criminology & Criminal Justice she made wonderful friends – both students and faculty – who brightened her life and helped her with her career. Many of her friends have been part of endowing this scholarship in her memory. Laura received her MA degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice from UTA in 2005. She was both an excellent student and a proud and active member (and President) of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Honors Society for Criminal Justice. The Laura Cumbie Memorial Endowment Scholarship is intended to recognize a graduate student in the UTA Criminology & Criminal Justice program who excels, as Laura did, in both academic and extracurricular activities, while advancing professional knowledge, toward a life of serving others through the field of criminal justice.