Claude L. Cockerham, III Charitable Fund

  • Deadline: Not Available
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $500
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  • Phone: 225-387-6126
  • Fax: 225-387-6153
  • Email:
  • Address: 100 North Street Suite 900 Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The Claude L. Cockerham, III Criminal Justice Scholarship aim is to provide financial aid so as to enable high school seniors to continue their education in order to carry on the work of the criminal justice profession.

This scholarship is named after Mr. Cockerham who has dedicated much of his life to supporting the efforts of our criminal justice system and to honor his service the scholarship is structured to acknowledge military service.

Full Description

The fund gives a one-time award of $500 and it may be used for attending an accredited law enforcement class of instruction, an educational endeavor/course of study, or for enrollment in a college, university or other higher educational institution for undergraduate studies in the field of criminal justice.

If you are the applicant who has joined the United States Armed Forces, you have to use the award for certifications, training, or any other post-secondary education.

Who's eligible?

If you are wondering whether you are eligible for this amazing award or not, we are offering you the eligibility requirements that you need to meet so as to become a possible candidate for this scholarship.

  • You must be graduating from East Ascension High School in Gonzales, Louisiana
  • You have to be pursuing a college education in criminal justice or plan to enlist in the United States Armed Forces
  • Your minimum cumulative GPA has to be 3.0
  • You must have participated in high school ROTC and be at least 17 years old

How to Apply

The application process opens on January 1st and finishes on April 16th.

You are supposed to send the required documents before the application deadline.

The documentation that should be submitted includes the filled out application form, academic transcript from previous semester, academic resume and a letter of recommendation from East Ascension High School senior class counselor.

There are certain prequalifying questions that you need to answer so as to be directed to a list of scholarships available to you based on your answers.

Some of the questions are related to you cumulative GPA and cumulative ACT score, whether you are a resident of Louisiana and whether you were recommended for a scholarship by a faculty member.

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