LEJA

Scholarships

Application deadline is March 1st of each spring semester unless otherwise noted.

American Criminal Justice Association Lambda Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Epsilon; WIU Chapter

Year in School: graduate or undergraduate
Major, Other Requirements: Must be Lambda Alpha Epsilon member, 3.0 GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $250
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: LEJA adviser, School of LEJA

Macomb Area Crimestoppers John Bliven Law Enforcement Scholarship

Year in School: Junior, 60 semester hours
Major, Other Requirements: LEJA major, 3.0 GPA, graduated from a McDonough County high school
Amount Awarded Each Year: $550
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: Chairperson, School of LEJA
Comments: Evidence of campus/community involvement. Financial need is considered.

American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Scholarship (WIU Chapter)

Year in School: Full-time student
Major, Other Requirements: 3.0 GPA, declared security minor, completed one security course, currently enrolled in a security course when applying for scholarship.
Amount Awarded Each Year: Two recipients $150.00 each
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA
Comments: Not renewable. Include an essay on "Why I deserve an ASIS WIU scholarship"

Keith Webb Scholarship

Year in School: LEJA major
Major, Other Requirements: 3.2 GPA, LEJA major, pre-law minor,, good judicial standing, strong potential for a career in law.
Amount Awarded Each Year: $1500 
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA

Jerilyn Pecharich Scholarship

Major, Other Requirements: LEJA major-also may consider majors in family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, agriculture, and computer science, good academic standing.
Amount Awarded Each Year: $600
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA
Comments: Preference in order - handicapped, parent with dependent children, major from LEJA.

Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship

Year In School: full-time student, junior/senior
Major, Other Requirements: LEJA, 3.0 cumulative GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $800
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Contact: School of LEJA

Harold "Denny" Brignadello Memorial Award

Year in School: Completing internship Fall or Spring semester of next academic year, demonstrated commitment to citizenship, strong moral character, dedication to the work of law enforcement.
Major, Other requirements: LEJA, 3.2 cumulative GPA
Amount awarded: $600 (one fall intern of current year; one spring/summer intern of the next calendar year)
Deadline to apply:  March 1 
Contact: School of LEJA

Pete Lackey Memorial LEJA Scholarship

Year in School: Junior or Senior
Major, Other Requirements: Must be LEJA major, 3.0 GPAMinimum overall 3.3 GPA
Amount Awarded Each Year: $500
Deadline to Apply: March 1
Comments: Not automatically renewable, but recipients may reapply to be considered for subsequent years. Submit a statement outlining what the scholarship will mean to their education (one page limit).
Contact: School of LEJA