“Students can apply by submitting an application which includes an essay requirement addressing their plans to impact and contribute to their criminal justice career, and explaining how their degree will help them accomplish their goals,” said Shirley Snyder, assistant professor. “Additional requirements for consideration for these scholarships include a major in criminal justice, an overall minimum GPA of 2.5, a minimum major GPA of 3.0, and for three of the four criminal justice scholarships, junior or senior status. The Marion T. Loftin Scholarship requires a major in Social Sciences, History, or Criminal Justice; freshman or sophomore status, and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.”
The scholarships will be announced this spring at the Liberal Arts Honor’s Convocation to students majoring in criminal justice and will be awarded in the amount of $250 at the start of the fall and spring semesters, with the exception of the Loftin Scholarship. A student may be awarded each scholarship one time only. The Loftin Scholarship awards $1,000 to the recipient for the academic year to a student majoring in history, social sciences, or criminal justice.
Students interested in applying for these scholarships can download the scholarship application from the Department of Criminal Justice, History, & Social Sciences website, criminaljustice.nsula.edu/scholarships, and return it with all supporting materials, to the
Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences, 103 Keyser Hall, NSU Box 5273, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 71497 or Fax (318) 357-6966, (318) 357-6153 or (318) 357-5505 For more information, call (318) 357-6967, or (318) 357-6963. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
Individuals who would like to make a contribution to any of these scholarships should contact the Department of Criminal Justice, History, and Social Sciences through the above contact information.