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If you are a student of an accredited college or university, full or part time, undergraduate or graduate students who is taking courses in order to pursue a career in the various phases of the science of identification or the law enforcement field and are interested in becoming a student member of the TNIAI, please visit the Membership section of the website to apply.
The TN IAI awards a $500 scholarship for full-time or $250 for part-time students each semester. We have a summer scholarship as well for $250. Deadline for Summer and Fall is May 1st. Deadline for Spring is November 1st. Any candidate for the scholarship must meet the following requirements:
A full/part time student at an accredited college/university, to include graduate level students.
A minimum 3.0 GPA for first time applicants and a 2.75 GPA to reapply (transcripts required)
Sophomore year or higher (Thirty (30) semester hours not including remedial or developmental classes)
A summary of the applicant’s academic and career goals
Two (2) letters of recommendation on letterhead directly submitted to the TN IAI
The funds must be used for tuition and/or books during the semester
To apply for the TNIAI scholarship, please download the Scholarship Application Form.
Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education. Below is a list of Criminal Justice education and resources that might be helpful.
General Criminal Justice Education Guide for Tennessee: https://www.criminaljustice.com/online-degrees/tennessee/
College Without Debt: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/debt-free-college/
Guide to Finding Accredited Online Degrees: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/online-degrees/
Criminal Justice Education:
Criminal Justice Resources: