Cullen Scholars Research Award

The Cullen Scholars Research Award was established by BSU Alum and Distinguished Research Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Francis T. Cullen. This scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student in the Criminal Justice graduate program to be used for full travel/hotel coverage to the most outstanding graduate research paper accepted for presentation at a professional conference.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

1. In the graduate program.
2. Engaged in a research project that reflects qualities of excellence (e.g. exemplary or distinguished conceptualization, method, analyses, and writing mechanics). Note: the research cannot be directly part of the research of a faculty advisor, thesis chair or mentor nor can it be part of a join-project involving other CJ graduate students.
3. Research must be beyond the ‘proposed’ stage and evidence continuing progress.
4. Applicants must have either presented their research at a professional conference or have a confirmed accepted abstract for an upcoming conference for this AY.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Applicants must submit a 500-word (2-pg.) description of their research project. Please include the following in your description:

    -Statement of the problem
    -Research objectives

    Research Question(s):
    -Statement of how your research contributes to the literature

    Research Plan:
    -Study Design
    -Selection of cases/participants (sampling)
    -Data collection procedures and instruments
    -Analysis strategy
  2. Please upload a copy of your graduate transcript (unofficial is okay) or a copy of your degree works.
  3. Financial need will be taken into consideration, so please explain how this scholarship will help you financially.
  4. Please request a letter of recommendation from a criminal justice faculty member at BSU.