Scholarships

Scholarships available to students in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice are listed below by area of study. For more information regarding scholarship information contact the department head, Dr. Bolton at kbolton@southeastern.edu or contact the Financial Aid office.

Criminal Justice Scholarships

Thomas Sullenberger Endowed Scholarship


The Thomas Sullenberger Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice was developed by the faculty and friends of the department to honor Dr. Thomas Sullenberger who retired from the department in 2008. Dr. Sullenberger taught at Southeastern for over 20 years.

The student may receive this support for 8 semesters, as long as s/he continues to meet the above criteria. This scholarship is awarded by the Criminal Justice Scholarship Committee.

Requirements

Be a full-time Criminal Justice major
Have a high school or college GPA of 3.0 or above

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The George & Cecil Bedsole Endowed Scholarship


The George and Cecil Bedsole Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice is funded by a generous donation from the Bedsole family.

The scholarship is awarded by the the University Scholarship Committee. Student may receive award for as long as s/he is eligible. Please contact Southeastern's Office of Financial Aid.

Requirements

United States citizen
Full-Time Criminal Justice Major
High School or College GPA of 3.0 or above
Graduate of any Tangipahoa, Livingston, or St. Helena Parish high school


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The Richard A. Kent III Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The Richard A. Kent III Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice is funded by a generous donation from the Kent family.

The Kent Scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarship Committee. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Requirements

must be a full-time Criminal Justice Major
maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above
demonstrate financial need
write a one-page essay entitled, "Why I Am Applying For This Scholarship"


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The Hammond Police Officers Union Criminal Justice Scholarship


The Hammond Police Officers Union, Local 345 Criminal Justice Scholarship is generously funded by the Hammond Police Officers Union, Local 345.

This scholarship is awarded each Fall semester to one female and one male recipient selected by the department's scholarship committee.

Requirements

must be a Criminal Justice Major
have Junior or Senior standing at Southeastern
maintain a GPA of 2.5 or above
must be a graduate of any high school in Tangipahoa Parish
demonstrate financial need
write a one-page essay discussing interest in Criminal Justice and students future plans


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Twenty First District Judicial Bar Association Scholarship


The Twenty First District Judicial Bar Association Scholarship was generously funded by the 21st Judicial Bar Association.

Requirements

Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
Must be enrolled full time at Southeastern
Must be a Criminal Justice Major


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Sociology Scholarships

The Jerry Salomone Endowed Scholarship in Sociology


The Jerry Salomone Endowed Scholarship in Sociology is generously funded by the faculty of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and by a generous donation from the Salomone family.

Student can receive award for as long as s/he is eligible. Please apply to the department during the spring semester. The scholarship is awarded by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Scholarship Committee.

Requirements

Must be a full-Time Sociology Major
Have a High School or College GPA of 3.0 or above

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Master of Arts in Applied Sociology Scholarships

Leslie Flucke Memorial Scholarship in Applied Sociology


The Leslie Flucke Memorial Scholarship in Applied Sociology was developed by the faculty, friends and family to honor the memory of her passing. The student may receive this scholarship for 4 semesters, as long as he or she continues to meet the requirements.

Requirements

The student must have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average as an undergraduate, and must maintain a graduate school grade point average of 3.30.

A one page letter of introduction/essay must accompany the scholarship application, detailing career goals and how this scholarship may work to achieve these goals.

The student must be regularly admitted to, and be a full time student at, Southeastern in the Graduate Program of Applied Sociology. (A full-time graduate student is defined as a student enrolled in 9 hours of credit courses per semester.)


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University Scholarships

Southeastern offers several scholarship opportunities for students through Southeastern's Scholarship Services Office as well as several of Southeastern's academic departments.