Georgia Highlands College

Community Criminal Justice Scholarship


March 15 (annually)


The Walter R. Adams Community Criminal Justice Scholarship is funded by the Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Inc and Rome Rotary Club. The scholarship is designed to help a Criminal Justice major with the 30-hours of coursework.  The objective of the scholarship is to help the recipient complete their degree in Criminal Justice from either Georgia Highlands College or Georgia Northwestern Technical College.


•Desire to pursue and complete a Criminal Justice degree.

•Minimum GPA of 2.0 and not be eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

•U.S. Citizen currently employed in a law enforcement position, or graduating from a high school located within the service area of Georgia Highlands College or Georgia Northwestern Technical College, or currently pursueing a degree in criminal justice from Georgia Highlands College or Georgia Northwestern Technical College and experiencing financial hardship.

•Not have been convicted of any crime by any state or federal government for which punishment could have been imprisonment in the federal or state prison or institution nor have been convicted of sufficient misdemeanors to establish a pattern of disregard for the law, provided that, violations of traffic laws and other offenses involving the operation of motor vehicles when the applicant has received a pardon shall not be considered.

•Possess good moral character.

How to Apply:

Submit a typed, double-spaced, 2-4 page essay that addresses the below three questions to Dr. Greg Sumner at

1. What are your educational, professional/career, and personal goals in the field of criminal justice?

2. Assess your abilities, skills, and preparations to handle the challenges of college.

3. How will this scholarship help you achieve your professional/career goals?

Your time and interest are appreciated.

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