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Scholarships

Listed below are various scholarships available to undergraduates and graduates. Please note that these are third party scholarships and are not affiliated with or distributed by Syracuse University.

AFTE Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1st

Annually, the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) hosts a scholarship program to provide $2,000 awards to outstanding college students pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or professional degree for a career in forensic science. Qualified applicants must be enrolled at least half-time, have a declared major in the natural or biological sciences, maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, have earned junior-level status or above, and intend to become a forensic scientist. Preference will be given to any candidates who are working on a project specifically related to firearm or tool mark examination.

Contact

AFTE Scholarship Program
5255 Mount Etna Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 467-4458
scholarship@afte.org
Scholarship Link

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Deadline: March 1st

For the past 20 years, the American Chemistry Society (ACS) has offered a Scholars Program to grant up to $5,000 annually to underrepresented minority students who are pursuing a college degree in chemistry, forensic chemistry, toxicology, or chemical technology. Eligible African American, American Indian, and Hispanic/Latino applicants must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and be planning a career in any chemical-related science, including forensics. Applications must include an official transcript, ACT/SAT scores, two letters of recommendation, and proof of financial need.

Contact

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
scholars@acs.org
Scholarship Link

ASCLD Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 15th

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) awards $1,000 scholarships to students who are in their junior or senior year in a baccalaureate program or students in a graduate program that are pursuing a degree in forensic science, forensic chemistry, or physical or natural science. Applicants from FEPAC accredited programs will be given additional consideration. The application must include a personal statement, a current academic transcript, recommendation of a faculty member or lab member and the application form. Recipients will be selected based on their overall scholastic record, motivation or commitment to a forensic science career, personal statement, and faculty/advisor recommendation.

Scholarship Link: https://www.ascld.org/nominations/

George H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: August 31st

Administered through the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification (CBD-IAI), the George H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship is presented annually for 1000 to outstanding college students who have declared a major in forensic science or a closely related criminal justice field. Eligible candidates must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year university, have at least sophomore-level standing or a full or part time graduate student enrolled in a forensic science program, be taking forensic science coursework, and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants are required to attach official college transcripts, two letters of reference, a signed academic advisor form, and a short biographical sketch.

Scholarship Link: https://www.cbdiai.org/george-h-robinson-memorial-scholarship-online-application.html

Johnson-Whyte Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: June 1st

As the world’s largest forensic science association, the International Association for Identification (IAI) proudly hosts the Johnson-Whyte Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide annual awards to junior, senior, or graduate students currently pursuing a degree in forensic science. Qualified applicants must be enrolled full-time at a CHEA-accredited university, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, exhibit financial need, and be seeking future employment in the forensic identification field. Selection will be strongly based on candidates’ academic record, previous forensic work experience, recommendations, personal character, career goals, and professional potential in forensic identification.

Contact

Johnson-Whyte Memorial Scholarships
2131 Hollywood Blvd. Suite 403
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 589-0628

Scholarship link: https://theiai.org/scholarship_information.php

NEAFS Research Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30th

Carol De Forest Forensic Science Research Grants – This grant provides full time undergraduate or graduate forensic science students with financial assistance to conduct research. Two $2500 research grants are awarded annually. Eligibility is for both full-time undergraduate and graduate students and two research grants will be awarded. The applicant must be a full-time student completing his or her undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution located in the Northeastern U.S. (New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). The applicant must be majoring in a natural, allied or forensic science and the student must have a research advisor who is a faculty member at the student’s academic institution. Along with the completed application form, candidates must submit a 3-6 page research proposal, a statement of qualifications, a CV, transcripts, and a letter of recommendation.

Scholarship Link: https://www.neafs.org/caroldeforestresearchgrant

The George W. Chin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides $2000.00 to full time undergraduate or full or part time graduate forensic science students that demonstrate excellence in his or her academic program. The applicant must be a completing his or her undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution located in the Northeastern U.S. (New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Along with the completed application form, candidates must submit a 250-500 word letter describing his or her personal aspirations in the Forensics field, achievements and reasons for award consideration; current academic transcripts; and two letters of recommendation.

Scholarship link: https://www.neafs.org/georgewchinmemorialscholarship

The George W. Neighbor Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award

This award provides $1750.00 to full time undergraduate or full or part time graduate forensic science students that demonstrate excellence in his or her academic program. The applicant must be a completing his or her undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution located in the Northeastern U.S. (New England, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Along with the completed application form, candidates must submit a 250-500 word letter describing his or her personal aspirations in the Forensics field, achievements and reasons for award consideration; current academic transcripts; and two letters of recommendation.

Scholarship Link: https://www.neafs.org/gwnjrmemorialscholarship

SOFT Educational Research Awards

Deadline: First Friday in April

Annually, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) offers the Educational Research Awards (ERA) to provide $2,000 in travel expenses to graduate students currently enrolled in a master’s program related to forensic toxicology to present their research at the annual SOFT meeting. Along with the completed application form, candidates must submit an abstract in SOFT Annual meeting format, a brief summary of research plan, one letter of recommendation, a resume or curriculum vitae.

Scholarship link: https://www.soft-tox.org/era