Students of Sociology and Criminal Justice have many scholarship opportunities to help alleviate tuition costs.
By obtaining scholarships students are able to list awards on job applications and resumes for future employment or graduate school said Dr.Michael Bisicglia, associate professor of criminal justice.
The scholarships of sociology and criminal justice were created in honor of special individuals who have passed away, generous donations from alumni of Southeastern Louisiana University and in honor of great professors of Southeastern who have retired.
Students can learn more about the purposes of the scholarships by visiting Scholarships of Sociology and Criminal Justice.To apply for criminal justice scholarships such as the Thomas Sullenberger Endowed, the George and Cecil Bedsole Endowed and the Twenty First District Judicial Bar Association Scholarship students must obtain a 3.0 GPA and be a full-time criminal justice major.
Other criminal justice scholarship criteria are slightly easier to be able to apply for such as the Richard A. Kent III Endowed Scholarship and the Hammond Police Officers Union Criminal Justice Scholarship where students who choose to apply fo rthese scholarships must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
“Since most of our scholarships require between a 2.5 and a 3.0 GPA to apply it seems to encourage a broad number of applicants,” said Dr. Bisicglia.
Whenever a scholarship is available the professors of criminal justice identify all students who are qualified to apply and contact them to encourage them to do so.
Sociology majors only have one scholarship that they are able to apply for as an undergraduate which is the Jerry Salomone Endowed Scholarship of Sociology where students must have obtained a 3.0 GPA in high school and must obtain a 3.0 GPA in college.
The Leslie Flucke Memorial Scholarship in Applied Sociology is for students who are working on a master degree in sociology. 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 3.3 in order to keep the scholarship.
The amount of the scholarships for students will vary dependent on the endowment of the scholarship and the earning from the investment annually. Currently, each scholarship varies from around $500 to $1,000 said Dr. Bisicglia.
Although the scholarships are smaller in size they are still helpful to students because economically they defray some of the costs associated with being a college student.
Any student who is interested in learning more concerning sociology and criminal justice scholarships can visit Dr. Bisicglia in his office in Fayard Hall, or by visiting the financial aid office on North Campus.