College scholarships can be extremely helpful for students and their families, and they tend to be more commonly available than many know.
That includes at The College of Saint Rose, where a variety of scholarships are available for students looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree in forensic science.
Each of these scholarships are available to enrolled students majoring in forensic sciences who have completed a full year of college. Some scholarships are open to high school seniors as well.
View the scholarship amounts awarded, requirements, and apply for these opportunities directly on the organization’s website.
Forensic Science Scholarships
Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program
The Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), is open to students who are currently enrolled in accounting, business administration, finance, or criminal justice and pursuing a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud professions.
- Award: $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000
- Application Period: September through February each year
Learn more about this scholarship.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Program is available to students in their second or third year looking to pursue a career in the research sciences.
While forensic science is not specifically mentioned as a required field, related programs such as chemistry, biology, and computer sciences are.
- Award: Up to $7,500
- Application Deadline: Last Friday in January each year
Learn more and apply for this scholarship.
STEM Major Scholarships
The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Educational Foundation offers a few different scholarships for students in their second or third year of a forensic science program — the STEM Major Scholarship and the Cyber Security Scholarship.
- STEM Major Scholarship Award: $2,500
- Cyber Security Scholarship Award: $5,000
- Application Period: January through May each year
Discover more information and apply to these scholarships.
ACS Scholars Program
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a scientific organization that awards any undergraduate college student from underrepresented backgrounds enrolled in a forensic science program. They must be looking to pursue a career in a chemistry-related science, such as forensic chemistry.
- Award: Up to $5,000
- Application Period: November through March each year
Learn more about the application process and apply to this scholarship.
AFTE Scholarship Program
The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) professional organization awards a student in the third or fourth year of their bachelor’s degree with the intent of seeking a career in forensic science.
- Award: $2,000
- Application Period: January through April each year
Learn more information about applying to this scholarship.
George W. Chin Memorial Scholarship
The George W. Chin Memorial Scholarship awards students currently enrolled in a forensic science program in their third or fourth year and is sponsored by the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS).
The award also includes an Associate membership for one year in the NEAFS organization.
- Award: $2,000
- Application Deadline: April 30 of each year
Learn more about the application process so you are prepared to apply to this scholarship.
WIFLE Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Women in Federal Law Enforcement (WIFLE) Foundation and is awarded to female students who have completed at least one year of college and demonstrates an interest in the field of law enforcement.
Students must be enrolled in criminal justice, chemistry, biology, computer sciences, and other related fields. However, forensic science is not specifically mentioned.
- Award: Up to $1,500
- Application Deadline: May of each year
Learn more about the qualifications for this scholarship.
Floyd E. McDonald Scholarship Fund
The Floyd E. McDonald Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS), is awarded to a student entering their third or fourth year currently enrolled in a chemistry or biology program seeking a career in the forensic sciences.
- Award: $1,000
- Application Deadline: April 1 of each year
Learn about the application process before applying to this scholarship.
George H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Division of the International Association for Identification (CBD-IAI), The George H. Robinson Memorial Scholarship is available to students enrolled in a forensic science or criminal justice program.
Awards are presented at the Spring Educational Conferences of the CBD-IAI.
- Award: $1,000
- Application Deadline: August 31 of each year
Apply to this scholarship today.
Johnson-Whyte Memorial Scholarship
The Johnson-Whyte Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by the International Association for Identification (IAI), provides awards to third- or fourth-year students in a forensic science degree program with an interest in a career in the field of forensic identification.
- Award: Varies
- Application Deadline: June 1 of each year
Submit an application to this scholarship.
There are a variety of other STEM-related scholarships that may apply to your forensic science degree. Find additional scholarships through trusted websites such as Scholarships.com.
Whether you are a first-year student, transferring from another college, or in graduate school, contact our Financial Aid office for help with scholarships and tuition.