Legal Studies

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Department of Legal Studies Scholarships

We offer several generous scholarships for current students. Please review the criteria before applying online below.

The application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year has passed and will reopen in Spring 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Robert Langley Memorial Scholarship Endowment

  • Criteria:  The recipient shall be a full time criminal justice major, demonstrate financial need, and have a minimum GPA of 2.25.
  • Selection Process:  Committee comprised of the Dean, LS Department Chair, and a CJ faculty.

Chief Richard Michael Popernik and Joan Grisham Popernik Legal Studies Scholarship Endowment

  • Criteria:  The recipient shall be a full time Junior or Senior Legal Studies
  • Selection Process:  Recipients shall be selected based on academic excellence, community involvement, integrity, and commitment to the program.  Selection shall be made by a committee which consists of the Legal Studies department chair, a professor of criminal justice and Joan Popernik or her designee in consultation with the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences.

Columbus B. Hopper Scholarship Endowment

  • Criteria:  The recipient shall be a full time Legal Studies major, classified as a senior for the fall semester prior to applying.  Minimum GPA of 3.75
  • Selection Process:  Recipients will be selected by the department of Legal Studies faculty scholarship committee and approved by the Department Chair.
  • Deadline: Application must be submitted by February 1.

Robert T. Warren Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award Endowment

  • Criteria:  The recipient shall be a Legal Studies major
  • Selection Process:  Recipient shall be selected based on academic excellence, integrity, and commitment to the program.  Selections shall be made by a committee which consist of Criminal Justice faculty.

Scholarship Application Information

  • Prior to April 15, submit a one-page essay of the reasons you are applying for the scholarship.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – Many scholarships require financial need. Complete and submit the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Selection and awarding of the scholarships will take place on or before May 1 of each year.
  • All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a Scholarship Committee consisting of those specified in the scholarships’ selection process.
  • All applicants will be judged on scholarly achievement, extracurricular activities, essay summary and financial need or the selection process specified by the specific scholarship.
  • If selected to receive a scholarship, the recipient must write a thank you letter for the scholarship donor before the scholarship can go into effect. Instructions will be sent by email. Recipient must be enrolled for the fall semester, following application.

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