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Scholarship information

Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholarships 

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has the following scholarships available to graduate and undergraduate students. One application portal will be used to award each of the opportunities listed below. We encourage all students to apply.

Decker Family Scholarship Fund

This endowment was established in 2023 by Scott (Professor Emeritus and former School Director) and JoAnn Decker. The gift is intended to provide financial support for a Criminology and Criminal Justice undergraduate student who has intentions of becoming a practitioner in law enforcement, probation and parole, corrections or juvenile justice, or other public service roles. The award requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, junior or senior standing, and demonstrated financial need.

CHS Legacy Scholarship

This endowment will carry on the Legacy of the Dean's Advisory Board Scholarship. The Dean's Advisory Board was made up of interested volunteer members of the Maricopa County community. These members were committed to the fulfillment of the missions of Arizona State University and of Watts College. As an expression of that commitment, the Dean's Advisory Board unanimously agreed to establish this scholarship fund in order to provide assistance to worthy and deserving students enrolled in the Watts College. This award requires full-time enrollment, minimum 3.0 GPA, and Arizona residency.

Watts College School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Quasi) Scholarship

The Quasi Endowment Scholarship was established in 1998 with a gift from the Provost Club.  Income will support scholarships in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. This award requires a minimum 3.5 GPA, and evidence of community service and leadership in the last 24 months. It is awarded to undergraduate students.

Robert Godlove Scholarship

This fund was established in 1998 to honor Robert Godlove who was a faculty member at ASU West Campus. Professor Godlove taught classes in Administration of Justice (Criminology & Criminal Justice) and worked with student interns in a truancy diversion program. This award requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, 70 hours of completed ASU course work, and enrollment in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the semester in which the award is received.

Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

Through this endowment, the Donor intends to encourage students in the field of criminal justice. By establishing this scholarship, the Donor hopes that more students will enter the field of criminal justice with a higher education degree. This scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and Junior or Senior academic status. Preference shall be given to applicants who are law enforcement officers.


The following scholarship requires a separate application process.

Christopher Rearley Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this Endowment is to provide financial support to students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a disability that limits one or more major life activities. Christopher Rearley was a graduate of the CCJ program.


  • recipient must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • recipient must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • recipient must be an individual with a disability that limits one or more major life activities
  • preference will be given to students with a physical disability

Applicants will be required to:

  1. provide two letters of recommendation