Blue Coats Scholarship


A maximum of 10 scholarships in the amount of $3,000.00 each will be awarded to applicants selected by the scholarship selection committee of the Student Financial Aid Office in consultation with the Chair of Criminal Justice or their designee. The scholarships will be awarded no later than March 1 for the following academic year.

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Applicants must be currently employed first responder/public safety practitioners, including police and firefighters in Jefferson County, KY who are enrolled in a degree or certificate granting program in the Department of Criminal Justice at UofL.

Preference will be given to those applicants attending a leadership development series or classes in order to advance professionally to a senior leadership position. Secondary preference will be given to applicants completing a bachelor’s degree. Tertiary preference will be given to applicants completing a graduate level degree.

If there are no suitable candidates, high school students who are planning to major in Criminal Justice, who indicate a desire to become a first responder/public safety practitioner may be considered.

Note: Professionals within less than 5 years of retirement are not eligible for this scholarship.


Applications must be submitted no later than January 15 to the Criminal Justice Department Chair at address:
222 Brigman Hall,
University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292.

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