Get Your First Term’s Tuition Covered
Apply for the Summer term by February 11th to qualify for one of five merit scholarships equal to your first term’s tuition
Five new students entering the M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership (LEPSL) program will be awarded a scholarship covering the full cost of their tuition for the Summer term. This is a merit scholarship that will be granted to five applicants who are determined, based on their program application materials and a supplemental scholarship essay, to become student leaders who will enrich the quality of the program for the entire MS-LEPSL student community. To qualify, you must be a new applicant to the program for the Summer 2022 term.
Eligibility and Process
- The scholarship funds are only available to new students applying to the M.S. in Law Enforcement & Public Safety Program with a start term of Summer 2022
- Standard program admission requirements apply, and your online application for admission must be completed and submitted by February 11th, including all support documentation as outlined below. Your designated start term must be Summer 2022.
- Official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution must be sent to email@example.com (USD can request transcripts on your behalf. Please fill out this form and return it to your enrollment advisor.)
- Resume demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional experience in law enforcement, active-duty military or public safety
- Statement of purpose
- Letter of support from your employer, or two letters of reference
- Note: You may be required to provide additional supporting materials if your undergraduate GPA was lower than 2.75 or was conferred by a university outside the U.S. Please let our admissions team know if you do not meet all admission requirements but are interested in applying.
- In addition to the standard application materials outlined above, to be considered for the merit scholarship you must write and submit a 350-word scholarship essay answering one of the following prompts:
- Option 1: “Reimagining” law enforcement is a visible and hotly debated topic in the modern era. In your view, what does an engaged public safety agency look like in 2022 America?
- Option 2: The 30×30 Initiative seeks to increase female representation in the law enforcement profession to 30% by the year 2030. From an organizational leadership perspective, what tangible and cultural steps need to be taken to reach this goal?
- All application materials, as well as your scholarship essay, must be submitted by February 11th as follows:
- Application and letter of recommendation submitted online
- Scholarship essay submitted via email to your enrollment counselor
- Official transcripts sent to the Graduate Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- All applicants must work with an enrollment counselor to apply for the scholarship. Fill out the form on this page to start the process.
- Applicants who were admitted to the program for a prior start term (whether or not they enrolled) are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award
- Scholarships will be awarded by the end of February, with email notifications going out the week of Feb. 28.
- Recipients of scholarship funds must register for the Summer term by April 22. The merit scholarship funds will be deposited in the student’s account and applied to tuition for the first term.
- Recipients of a scholarship award are not eligible to receive any other incentive gift or promotional offer.