Applying for the Scholarship

Applicants must follow the formal application process and meet all submission deadlines as set by the NCIA Board of Directors. The Scholarship Selection Committee will award the Robert Grieser Memorial Scholarship to a recipient who:

  • Is an NCIA agency or practitioner member and either currently employed in Correctional Industries or a child of a parent/legal guardian who is currently employed by Correctional Industries.

  • Is currently enrolled or has been accepted to a recognized and accredited postsecondary school, college, trade school, community college or university.

  • 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.

  • Is a US citizen.

  • Has demonstrated leadership, excellence of character, integrity, and community involvement.

  • Demonstrates scholastic achievement with a maintained 3.0 or higher un-weighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

  • 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.

Required Documents:
  1. Online Application

  2. Resume

  3. Personal Statement – 750 words or less describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.

  4. Two Recommendations – Must include one from a teacher/educator and one from a non-educator, non-family member.

  5. Proof of acceptance or enrollment from a recognized and accredited postsecondary school, college, trade school, community college or university.

  6. Correctional Industries Employment Certification

  7. Official, sealed transcript mailed to the following address:

    Scholarship Committee
    National Correctional Industries Association
    800 N Charles St, Ste 550B
    Baltimore, MD 21201

IMPORTANT! Applications are due May 1, 2020

Contact Us:

National Correctional Industries Association
800 North Charles Street

Suite 550B

Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 230-3972

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