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The Robert Grieser Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award honoring the memory of Robert Grieser, a founding member of the National Correctional Industries Association, 1998 association president, and a passionate leader in the field of Correctional Industries. His many years of contributions earned him the field's highest honor, the Rodli Award, in 2003. 

While the NCIA Scholarship program wishes to recognize academic achievement, it also serves the broader purpose of recognizing leadership, integrity, community involvement and a public service calling to serve the criminal justice community.

The 2024 Grieser Scholarship Application deadline is May 24, 2024.



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.

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