Scholarship Program

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science

criminal justice forensic science scholarship

Program Objectives

The Death Investigation Training Academy was founded to play an  integral role in the death investigation community.  One of the key missions of the Death Investigation Academy  is the provision of providing college scholarships to young men and women who exemplify the qualities of justice, honor, and accountability.

Because education is a crucial stepping stone to success, the Death Investigation Academy recognizes the importance of supporting students as they pursue academic excellence. The Death Investigation Academy scholarship  is unique for the fact that it is intended for students intending to study criminal justice, forensic science,  or a related field of study and eventually seeking a career in law enforcement and supporting roles. 

The Death Investigation Academy Scholarship Program supports this mission by providing financial support to students who are preparing to or already attending college. As a  scholarship recipient, students will receive financial assistance with the costs and expenses associated with attending college.

  • Applicant  Scholars MUST be accepted to or be attending college or a State accredited  Law Enforcement Academy 
  • Applicant  Scholars MUST be intending to study criminal justice, forensic science,  or a related field of study. Applicant Scholars MUST be currently seeking an undergraduate degree.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly in black or blue ink) Postmarked no later than May 31.
  2. Two (2) completed recommendation letters from applicant’s choice of high school teachers, college professors, administrators, counselors, employers, non-family members. Recommendation letters must be in separate sealed envelops.
  3. An official and recent high school or college transcript including cumulative grade point average.
  4. Personal Essay: (650 word  minimum)

You will be notified via e-mail once your application is received. Once all applications have been reviewed, you will be notified in July  via regular mail and telephone if you have been accepted as a Death Investigation Academy Scholarship Recipient.

DEADLINE:  Applications accepted January 1st –  May 31st .  Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered


  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.8  on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen or Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in May  or currently attending or planning to attend college and seeking an undergraduate degree, or attending a State Accredited Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the following: goals and achievement; positive impact on community; commitment to social justice; and prior academic success.
  • Sponsorship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution. Scholarship will be paid to the college or post-secondary institution.
  • Application requirements must be meet completely or application will not be considered.

Scholarship Grant Award:  $500

Mail Completed Applications to

Death Investigation Academy Scholarship Program

PO Box 571

Cuba, Missouri  65453