Kohlbeck Memorial Scholarship for Service & Excellence
Established by Thomas J. Kohlbeck (B.S. in Justice ’08, B.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ’08) in memory of his grandfather, Victor J. Kohlbeck (United States Army – WWII, Vietnam and Korea), and his great uncle, Kenneth J. Kohlbeck (United States Marine Corps – Korea), who both sacrificed their lives in service to their country. Their commitment to service and excellence inspired a legacy of careers in the field of public service for his family. Thomas and his father, Gunnar (B.S. in Administration of Justice and Public Safety ’74), continued this commitment in the fields of homeland security and criminal justice. This scholarship will support an undergraduate student in criminal justice and/or homeland security and emergency preparedness with ambitions to pursue a career related to either academic program.
• Undergraduate student in Criminal Justice and/or Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness programs
• Full-time student (preference)
• Required 500-word essay to address the pursuit of a career in either discipline or both disciplines and a commitment to service and excellence in the field
• Students with demonstrated service in the field through volunteer efforts and/or an internship experience (preference to unpaid internship)
• Merit-based award
• Need-based award (preference)