Applying for the Scholarship
Applicants must follow the formal application process and meet ALL eligibility and criteria below set by the NCIA Board of Directors.
You are eligible to apply if you are one of the following:
An NCIA member currently employed in Correctional Industries
— OR —
A child of a parent/legal guardian who is an NCIA member currently employed in Correctional Industries
1) Is currently enrolled or has been accepted to a recognized and accredited postsecondary school, college, trade school,
community college, or university.
2) Is majoring or intending to major in criminal justice, business, marketing, accounting, finance, industrial engineering, technology, public administration, or related fields, as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee.
3) Is a US citizen.
4) Has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.
5) Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 3.0 or higher un-weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
6) Will use the scholarship to pay for undergraduate student tuition and fees.
NCIA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, gender ethnic background,
religious beliefs, political affliction, disability, or sexual orientation.
Personal Statement – 750 words or less describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
Two Recommendations – Must include one from a teacher/educator and one from a non-educator, non-family member.
Proof of acceptance or enrollment from a recognized and accredited postsecondary school, college, trade school, community college, or university.
Correctional Industries Employment Verification
Official, sealed transcript mailed to the following address:
National Correctional Industries Association
800 N Charles St, Ste 550B
Baltimore, MD 21201
IMPORTANT! Applications are due April 28, 2023