Thank you for the entries for the Spring 2017 SIF Scholarship  We will announce the winner by April 30th.  Our fall scholarship will available online in September.

$500 Criminal Justice Scholarship

At Stop Identity Fraud, we are passionate about helping people learn more about the threats of identity theft, data breach, medical & tax fraud and credit card fraud.  Most people don’t take the time to consider the effects and damage that is caused by identity theft. We also rarely hear about the criminal aspect of identity theft as most cases of identity theft are never solved or prosecuted.

We have created the Stop Identity Fraud scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying Criminal Justice / Criminal Law and related technology fields such as Cyber Security, I.T., Computer Forensics etc.

There is no expertise or previous experience required to be eligible for this scholarship program.  We want to provide students that have a passion for criminal justice an opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship to help pay for tuition, books and other university expenses.  It’s also our goal to help spread awareness about the increasing epidemic of identity theft in the United States.

Terms for Participation

This is for the opportunity to win a $500 scholarship.

To enter, you will need to write an original article of 500-1500 words on the subject of  identity theft, credit fraud, cyber security, hacking or data breaches.  Some ideas you may want to include are: “How people can better protect themselves from identity theft on a daily basis?” or “What can be done about the increasing number of major retail data breaches?”.  These are just examples, but you are free to write on any related subject you wish.

Example: How Do Credit Monitoring Services Limit Identity Theft Damage?

We will read and review all entries and select the best article which will be posted on and promoted via our social media profiles.


This scholarship is for Undergraduate & Postgraduate students who are currently enrolled full time in a university, college or high school.

The article you write should be 100% original and creative.  We want your passion for your field of study to shine through and for you to give readers an informative look at the topic you choose.

We will judge the articles on creativity, knowledge of the topic, and quality of writing style.

How To Enter (Currently Closed)

Please write your 500–1500 word article in Word (.doc) format and include a link to your website or blog if applicable.

  • First & Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Contact Email
  • College or University Name
  • Your Major or Area of Study
  • Proof of Enrollment (scan of student I.D, copy of report card, etc. )

Deadline for Entry

The deadline to enter to win this $500 scholarship is April 15th, 2017.  We will notify the winner via email no later than April 30th and a check will be sent to the scholarship department of your school.

With your entry, you give permission to use and post your article on this website for promotional purposes and for marketing on social media sites.

Scholarships are awarded twice per year in the Spring & Fall.