Mullendore Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward students who major in either Legal Studies or Criminal Justice with the intention of entering and contributing to the legal profession and also encourage them to participate in international educational opportunities. Legal profession is defined to include those who study, develop and apply law as a lawyer and also includes paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, or other legal professionals who perform work that a lawyer would otherwise complete under the supervision of a lawyer.

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 55 credit hours completed
  • Be enrolled with at least 6 credits, degree seeking undergraduate student in Legal Studies, Criminal Justice or the Post Bachelor’s Certificate in Legal Studies in the School of Criminal Justice at GVSU
  • Candidates must have a 3.0 or greater cumulative grade point average and be making satisfactory academic progress. Transfer candidates must carry a 2.75 or greater grade point average from their prior college or university.
  • Demonstration of financial need will be considered, as determined by FAFSA
  • Award minimum of $1,500 for full-time students. Amount will be pro-rated for part-time students

Renewal Criteria: This scholarship may be renewed by re-application for one additional year

James and Kristine Mullendore
College of Community and Public Service, Criminal Justice
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please explain any unusual obligations/circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance:
  2. Please summarize other financial scholarship support that you have received while at GVSU including the source(s) and amount of the award(s).
  3. Faculty Recommendation: Please provide a name and email address for a faculty member who can serve as a reference and provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Prior to typing in the name and email address of your reference provider, please make sure to contact the individual to ensure they are willing to serve as a reference. To monitor whether your reference provider has provided the requested information, once you have specified a reference provider at least once, the “References” menu will appear in the top navigation menu. Simply navigate to that tab and you will see all references specified. “Requested” means that the reference provider has not yet supplied the requested information whereas “Submitted” means that your reference provider has completed his/her reference. By clicking “Resend”, you can remind the reference providers to complete the request.
  4. Submit an essay describing your interest in entering the legal profession. For this scholarship “legal profession” does not include law enforcement officers and adult/juvenile correction officers. Include in the essay your rationale for selecting both your current major and career goal. If you have already participated, or intend to participate, in a study abroad program please also include a description of that experience and how these study abroad experiences develop students in ways that other academic programs can not.