Law Enforcement and Corrections Scholarship Programs

Law Enforcement Officials

We know it’s hard for officers and agents to balance life, work and family.  The thought of starting or going back to college might seem impossible, but it’s not.  At Wayland, we shorten your time to a degree by awarding maximum credit for your experience, offer online classes that fit your schedule, and help you pay for it by awarding a scholarship that you earn every day by putting on your uniform.  

Wayland offers the following four scholarship and academic programs to those who serve our communities and country:

Law Enforcement (non-federal)
Scholarship: $1,000 or $500 per term, based on number of hours taken
College credits awarded: 12 hours for four years of work experience and 11-34 hours for POST (or similar) academy completion, depending on state requirements

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
Scholarship: $1,000 or $500 per term, based on number of hours taken
College credits awarded: 12 hours for four years of work experience and 9 hours for Pre-Service training

U.S. Border Patrol
Scholarship: $1,000 or $500 per term, based on number of hours taken
College credits awarded: 12 hours for four years of work experience and either 22 or 34 hours for Border Patrol academy completion, depending on date of completion

U.S. Marshal
Scholarship: $1,000 or $500 per term, based on number of hours taken
College credits awarded: 12 hours for four years of work experience; 13 hours for Basic Deputy Marshal Training and 15 hours for Criminal Investigator Training

These scholarships can be applied to ANY of Wayland’s many degree programs, associate to doctorate, so you are not limited to fields related to your job. 

These scholarships also apply to your spouse AND your children as long as you are actively employed, and can be used by multiple family members at the same time with no problem. 

If you have questions and prefer to handle everything online or by email and phone, call
806-291-3560.

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Scholarship details:  

  • Officers and spouses pursuing a bachelor’s degree may enroll in 9 or more credit hours (full-time status) during our 11-week terms and receive $1,000 per term or 6-8 credit hours and receive a $500 scholarship. Officers and spouses pursuing a graduate degree must reach full-time status, which is 6 hours per 11-week term, and 9 hours per 16-week term to receive $1,000.
  • Dependent children will qualify for $1,000 based on full-time enrollment at any of our campuses or online. 
  • All students must meet admission requirements and be fully accepted to WBU before scholarship can be applied.
  • Proof of 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 and charge the amount to their student account.