Justice Studies Graduate Scholarships

Note: see our funding opportunities page for additional resources. 

The Scholarship Application period is open from March 1 to April 7.

Graduate students are eligible for the following three departmental scholarships:

  • Paula Stone Hubbell Memorial Scholarship
  • Daniel P. Lomio Memorial Scholarship
  • Willard “Huck” Schmidt Memorial Scholarship

How to Submit an Electronic Application

  1. Complete the electronic application, identifying all scholarships being applied for, and include all relevant supporting documentation (unofficial transcripts, scholarship statements, letter of recommendation) within the application.
  2. Within the electronic application, upload a PDF of your unofficial transcript from SJSU and any other transcripts from previous colleges/universities in PDF format.
  3. Within the electronic application, write a unique 300 to 500 word statement for each scholarship, meeting the requirements for each scholarship.
  4. If applying for Williard ‘Huck’ Schmidt Memorial Scholarship, write a 500 to 700 word essay or create (provide a URL) a 3 to 5 minute video answering the specific questions described for each scholarship within the electronic application.
  5. If applying for the Paula Stone Hubbell Memorial Scholarship, upload your letter of recommendation from a Justice Studies faculty member or criminal justice professional within the electronic application.


  1. Compile all documents (transcripts, scholarship statements, letters) prior to beginning the application.
  2. Complete the written requirements for each scholarship prior to completing the application.
  3. Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for each scholarship (e.g., justice studies, undergraduate, senior, minimum GPA, etc.) prior to submitting your application.
  4. Despite similarities between the criteria for each scholarship, ensure that your 300 to 500 word statement for each scholarship is unique, and speaks directly about the person whom the scholarship is honoring.
    Proof-read and have others read each statement prior to submission to ensure there are no errors or mistakes.

For any questions, please email Scholarship Chair Bryce Westlake at bryce.westlake@sjsu.edu.

Required Documents:

Best of luck to all applicants!

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