Scholarships

Alpha Phi Sigma Scholarship

The Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) Scholarship is awarded each year in the amount of $250. This scholarship was designed to recognize academic excellence and service to the Omega Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice Honor Society during the academic year. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board. Selection is based on academic achievement, awards, honors, leadership, community service, university activities, and criminal justice activities.


Glenn Burner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Glenn W. Burner. After a career as a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Glenn W. Burner retired in 1980 and chose to complete his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Marshall University. “Burner” freely shared his experience with BATF (including his investigation of the explosion at the Mason County, WV jail in 1976) with Criminal Justice students and encouraged many to pursue careers in federal law enforcement. He had nearly completed his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice when he died unexpectedly in 1988. The scholarship is funded by contributions from Burner’s family and friends and is awarded to graduate or undergraduate students, with a preference for those who have worked or are currently working in a criminal justice profession.


Roger W. Simmons Scholarship

Roger W. Simmons is a 1972 Marshall Alumni who had a career in Federal Law Enforcement.  He was a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the U. S. Treasury.  Roger grew up in Huntington and always had a desire to serve in Federal Law Enforcement.  He established this scholarship in 2008 and believes in giving back to Marshall University as it was Marshall that gave him the education to pursue his dream.  This scholarship is for a student that has financial need to make college a reality.

Dora L. Simmons Scholarship

Dora L. Simmons is the mother of LeRoy and Roger Simmons.  She was a single mother who raised two boys after her husband, Denford, passed away in 1956.  She always instilled in her boys the desire to work hard at whatever they did.  This scholarship was established in 2008 by Roger as a tribute to his mother.  Roger stated that his mother did not have much of an education but always stressed to him that he needed to go to college.  She was a special lady who passed on May 8, 2006.  This scholarship is for a student in the Criminal Justice Department that has financial need.

 


Jeanette Kitto Schumacher Scholarship

Jeanette Kitto Schumacher is a life long resident of Michigan, a mother of four, and a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Jeanette was introduced to the history, campus, students, faculty and staff of Marshall University by Roger Simmons. Because of her affection for Huntington, pride in the Herd and dedication to student success, she was given the opportunity to award a scholarship in her name to students with financial need in the Criminal Justice Department by Mr. Simmons.