2020 Scholarship Nomination


Dennis R. Martin Scholarships

For several years, MASCA has awarded academic scholarships to those pursuing a degree beyond secondary education in the criminal justice field. These scholarships are named in honor and memory of Mr. Dennis R. Martin. Dennis was a long standing MASCA Board member dedicated to the MASCA mission, especially that of continuing the tradition of awarding scholarships to assist those advancing in their corrections careers. Once again, MASCA will be awarding two scholarships, each worth $1,000.

Applicants must be actively engaged in an academic course of study at an accredited college or university with an emphasis on the field of criminal justice and with the intent of pursuing a career in this area. Work experience in the justice system is not a requirement. To be considered, an applicant must be a current member, or the spouse, child, niece or nephew of a member. In certain instances, the MASCA member's grandchild or a person for whom the MASCA member is the legal guardian may apply/submit the following information:

  • Most recent official transcript (s) from an accredited college/university 
  • An essay no longer than two pages in MLA format, describing the applicant's career goals and what you would like to accomplish by working in the criminal justice system or advancing in the field of criminal justice.

Application form must be submitted electronically.  Due date for the scholarship application is 4/30/20.

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