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400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7580

Phone: (509) 963-3026

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Field Experience Coordinator: Deanna Corsilles | | 509-963-3122 | View our new Field Placement Program Page!



You can apply to all of these scholarships on:

  • Women in Law Enforcement Scholarship - To provide financial support that will encourage young women planning a career in law enforcement. Applicant must be a resident of Washington State. Applicant must be Female. Applicant must be a minority. Applicant must be majoring in Law and Justice. Applicant must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.
  • Amy Marie Castner Scholarship - Requirements: Current CWU students and incoming transfer students admitted to CWU by February 1st for the upcoming Fall Term. Declared major in Law and Justice. Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (including transfer credits). Preference given to students enrolled at the CWU-Lynnwood Campus and/or students who demonstrated financial need. Financial need is determined by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before the Financial Aid Office's priority deadline of February 1st.
  • Ben and Nancy Remak Scholarship - To provide financial support for a declared Law & Justice Major who intends to become a law enforcement officer. Full tuition, fees and books. Applicant must be enrolled at the Ellensburg campus. Applicant must be majoring in Law and Justice. Applicant must have a 3.25 or higher GPA.
  • Sergeant Nelson K. Ng Inspiration Award - It is presented annually to an Ellensburg campus law and justice graduate who exemplifies the infusive leadership, humor, animation, passion, and creativity that the late Ellensburg Police Sergeant Ng embodied. To nominate yourself or another student, provide a two page, double spaced statement of why you or your nominee is worthy of this award, attach your nominee’s Academic Progress report and résumé, and submit to the LAJ offices by May 1st. This award is not based on GPA.

Other Helpful Links


  • Stay Tuned with Preet: Join Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney who fought corruption, financial fraud, and violent crime, in a series about justice and fairness. Link:
  • Radiolab Presents: More Perfect: How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money to safety and sex for an entire nation? Radiolab's first-ever spin-off series, More Perfect, dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench. Link:
  • Criminal: a podcast: Criminal is a podcast about crime. Stories of people who've done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Link:
  • Criminal (IN)Justice: Criminal Injustice discusses the always current, sometimes disturbing, frequently confusing, and often shocking aspects of the American criminal justice system. Weekly episodes examine issues like police body cameras, racial biases, use of force, and incarceration through wide-ranging interviews with national figures in the know. It's not a lecture hall, and you don't need a law degree to keep up. The podcast is, above all else, a conversation, capped with Harris' "Lawyers Behaving Badly" bonus feature that pokes fun at the worst in the legal profession. Link:

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