Law Enforcement Scholarship

Wayland has made it easier for law enforcement personnel, their spouses and dependent children to afford college. Qualifying students receive $1,000 per term, up to four terms per year, along with applicable credit for qualified work experience and job training.

Students may qualify for up to 12 hours of upper-level credit for work experience and 11-34 hours of credit for completion of POST-certified academy training, based on state academy standards. Wayland also accepts the maximum amount of transfer credits previously completed at other institutions. Students may also qualify for credit based on military experience and coursework.

This scholarship and academic credit program is available for full-time students seeking any of WBU's undergraduate or master's program.  $1000 per term is available for law enforcement applicants. We also apply the scholarship to our doctoral programs.  

To qualify, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Students must meet admission requirements and be fully accepted to WBU before enrolling in courses.
  • Undergraduate students must meet full-time status by taking 12 credit hours (4 courses, generally) per term at the Plainview campus or 9 hours (3 courses) per term at an external campus or online. Graduate students must take 9 hours (3 courses) at the Plainview campus or 6 hours (2 courses) at an external campus or online.
  • Law enforcement employees must have completed POST-certified academy, and be currently employed in a position that requires that certification to be maintained, or be the spouse or dependent child of someone who is.
  • Law enforcement employees must show proof of current law enforcement employment at the beginning of the first enrolled term, and the beginning of each academic year after that. For spouses and children, proof of spouse or parent employment will be required.
  • The scholarship may be applied to tuition, fees, books, dorm costs and meal plans, depending on campus choice.
  • In order to use the scholarship for books, students must order their books through a Wayland bookstore an charge the amount to their student account.

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Click here to see the Law Enforcement Program brochure.