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Career in Forensic Science Guide PDF

NIJ: Education & Training In Forensic Science


Paul and Dixie Nicely Scholarship

The Marshall University Foundation Inc. has established an endowed fund known as the Paul H. and Dixie 0. Nicely Scholarship for the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. This fund was amended in February 2012 to change the name from the Paul H. Nicely Scholarship to the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship for the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. This fund was established by Tamela J. White to honor her father and her mother.

The recipient for this renewable award shall be a graduate Forensic Science Center student from West Virginia or a qualified metro-student with high academic performance and financial need. Two potential recipients shall be nominated by the Director/Assistant Director of the Forensic Science Center in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance. In making the nomination, the Director/Assistant Director of the Forensic Science Center shall give first preference to students working on projects that promote sustainability and growth of the West Virginia metro economy. Tamela J. White, or her designee, shall make recommendations to the Office of Student Financial Assistance as to which of the students shall receive the award. The funds may be used by the recipient for tuition, books, presentations and/or projects sponsored by and through the Forensic Science Center Graduate Program.

J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship

Since the founding of The J.Edgar Hoover Foundation, over three and one half million dollars have been distributed for scholarships, grants for education, as well as legal and professional law enforcement training. Scholarships and grants are provided to selected college and university students pursing undergraduate and graduate degrees. These scholarships are presented based on a combination of merit and need, including individuals who may not have an opportunity for higher education. Many recipients are pursuing degrees in law and law enforcement related studies. The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation has awarded many scholarships to the sons and daughters of special agents of the FBI, as well as state and local law enforcement officers.

Each year, a Scientific Scholarship in the amount of $25,000 is awarded to a deserving candidate. This award is conferred based on a candidate’s interest in pursuing a forensic science related career in law enforcement.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors solicits candidates for the Scientific Scholarship from colleges and universities with accredited forensic science programs. The candidates are then reviewed during the annual meeting of the Foundation’s Board where the selection of a deserving recipient is made. The Scientific Scholarship program has been in effect since 2001 and to date over $250,000 has been awarded.

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