JAN criminal justice reform scholarship established to support ECTC students | ECTC

JAN criminal justice reform scholarship established to support ECTC students

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has collaborated with the Justice Action Network to support students pursuing careers in criminal justice. Two students will receive $5,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

“We are grateful for the vision and commitment of the Justice Action Network to make this funding available for our students,” said ECTC President and CEO Dr. Juston Pate. “Having a scholarship dedicated to the field of criminal justice will help ensure students have a clear pathway to achieve their goals.” 

The fund was established by a donation from Justice Action Network, a national nonprofit that employs a wide range of education, advocacy, and mobilization efforts to pass bipartisan reforms that make the criminal justice system fairer, more efficient, and more effective. 

“We are honored to partner with ECTC on this unique scholarship benefitting those who may not always see themselves represented in the criminal justice field,” said Justice Action Network Executive Director Holly Harris. “We hope this collaboration serves as a national model for strengthening and diversifying the talent pipeline of criminal justice professionals, and inspires more investment in second chance opportunities.”  

With all other qualifications being equal, priority will be given to women and minority students who have been impacted by the criminal justice system and who intend to pursue careers in criminal justice. Applicants may be current or prospective ECTC students. Scholarship applications can be submitted at elizabethtown.kctcs.edu/scholarships, with a priority deadline of April 1.  

To learn more about applying for or donating to ECTC scholarship funds, contact Megan Stith at megan.stith@kctcs.edu or 270-706-8721.