The Seattle University Criminal Justice Fellowship Award provides ten incoming MACJ students with scholarship awards ranging from $2,400-$3,600 per year for two years. These scholarships are awarded to incoming students based on merit and need as well as those who are working full or part-time in the criminal justice system.
The Eugene Corr Scholarship Award, "Corr Scholarship,” named in honor of Eugene Corr, co-founder of the Seattle University Criminal Justice Department and former Assistant Police Chief of Seattle Police Department. It is awarded annually to an incoming MACJ student who is a minority and/or woman employed and/or has previous experience in law enforcement and plans to pursue a career in law enforcement after completing the MACJ degree. The Corr scholarship award is a one-time award of $2,000.00.
The Marion J. Helenkamp Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice of $500,000 will provide scholarships to Seattle University Criminal Justice students. Marion Helenkamp graduated from Seattle University in 1953 and went on to be the first-ever African American woman lieutenant in the L.A.P.D. At Ms. Helenkamp’s passing in 2015, her family donated a portion of her estate to the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice Department awards the approximate $2,500 Marion J. Helenkamp Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice annually to multiple undergraduate and graduate students based on need and merit.
The Blume Criminal Justice Scholars Program - $250,000 was generously donated by Ann and Bruce Blume to fund student scholarships as well as an endowment that will support scholars in perpetuity. The Blumes awarded the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice this generous fund to further important research, practice, and service at the intersection of criminal justice and mental health. The Criminal Justice Department awards the Blume Criminal Justice Scholarship to two students annually - $2,500 will go to one undergraduate and one graduate student who will also serve as student members of our department's advisory committee.
All admitted applicants are considered for Seattle University Graduate Scholarships based upon a holistic review of all information received in the application process and available funding. Awards are renewable for multi-year programs based upon satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Scholarship amounts are based upon full-time enrollment of minimally 6 quarter credits per term. Students taking less than 6 quarter credits will have their award amount pro-rated accordingly.
Endowed scholarship consideration may require additional documents and recipients may be notified after admission depending upon the selection criteria. Domestic and permanent resident applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a FAFSA to be eligible for any need-based endowed or external scholarships and/or graduate student loans.