Scholarships and Awards
The Criminal Justice department awards three scholarships and two awards each year:
- Walt Risler Memorial Scholarship
- Cadet Kelly Dulcet Memorial Scholarship
- Officer Paul R. Deguch Memorial Scholarship
- Outstanding Service Award
- Excellence Award
Each of these scholarships was established in the memory of individuals special to the department, IU South Bend, and the broader South Bend community. Dr. Walt Risler was a valued long-time faculty member. Kelly Dulcet was an outstanding Criminal Justice student and Cadet with the South Bend Police Department, who died unexpectedly in 2007. Officer Paul R. Deguch was a South Bend Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1997. Students can apply through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Online Scholarship Application. Awards are given to a student in recognition for their exemplary performance and accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom.
Recipients are recognized at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Honor's Night and their names are engraved on the scholarship plaques located by the department.
Make a Gift
Your donation will support the Risler Scholarship and/or will provide support for the projects and initiatives of the Department of Criminal Justice.