SCCJ Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Information

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a number of scholarships to current students. The deadline for the scholarships listed below is December 1. Interested applicants should complete the form below to indicate which scholarships they would like to be considered for, describe how they meet the specified criteria, and present additional information about their internship experiences, career goals, and extracurricular activities. If applying for more than one scholarship, make sure your statements address the criteria related to each one.

All of the available scholarships require students to have demonstrated financial need. Financial need is determined by FAFSA. Before applying, please ensure that you have submitted a FAFSA form and have financial need. Even if you have missed the FAFSA deadline for federal aid, Student Financial Services may be able to accept your form in order to determine your financial need for private scholarships. If you are not sure about the status of your financial need, please speak with your Financial Aid Counselor.


Frederick Cunliffe Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the late Frederick Cunliffe, who in 1967 helped establish the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.

Detective Sherman C. Griffiths Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1989 to honor the memory of Detective Sherman C. Griffiths.

Rance McKenzie Hettler Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Rance McKenzie Hettler, an incoming freshman in criminal justice who perished in the TWA 800 crash.

Shaun Ouillette Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in memory of Shaun Ouillette, a fourteen-year-old Canton, Massachusetts boy murdered in November 1986. Reflecting what were Shaun’s aspirations, preference is given to a student who is pursuing a career in law enforcement.

David Schulman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of David Schulman, who worked in the field of private security.

Dr. H. Robert Sheehan Memorial Fund

This endowed fund was created in 1996 by the Criminal Justice Alumni Association in memory of Dr. H. Robert Sheehan, the first dean of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


How to Apply:

SCCJ Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Please check the box for all the scholarships for which you are applying.
  • Please explain how you meet the criteria for the scholarship(s).