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 below listed opportunities. We encourage all students to apply.


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 enrolled in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the semester 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 scholarships require a separate application process.

M Amado Study Abroad

This scholarship is funded through the Amado Foundation to enhance encourage students’ efforts in studying the complex dynamics of counter-terrorism in Israel.  This is a need-based/merit-based scholarship to assist in paying the program fee, although the student will be responsible for paying all other costs associated with the program, including airfare, additional meals, and remaining program fees. This award requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 and enrollment in the Israel Study Abroad Program.


Christopher Rearley Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of this Endowment is to provide financial support to students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a physical 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
  • recipient must be registered with ASU's Disability Resource Center (DRC)
  • preference will be given to students with a physical disability

applicants will be required to:

  1. complete an ASU Disability Resource Center's (DRC) scholarship application (via the scholarship portal) and follow the guidelines set forth by the DRC.
  2. provide two letters of recommendation