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Gene Carte Student Paper Competition

Offered by American Society of Criminology

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 11, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$200 - $500

Grade level

College & Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

April 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in criminology? If so, consider applying for the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition! Each year, the competition awards between $200 and $500 to the top three applicants who submit criminology papers no longer than 8,000 words. Each winner will be invited to present their paper at the Annual Meeting, with the first-place winner receiving an additional $500 to pay for travel costs. The competition is hosted by the American Society of Criminology, “an international organization whose members pursue scientific and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.” 

If you’re passionate about criminology and everything it involves, it’s time to do some of your own research and apply to the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to full-time postsecondary students who have not previously won the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College & Graduate Students

Academic Interest

Social Science, Criminal Justice

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application and original paper that meets the below guidelines. Bear in mind that papers that have (1) previously won the competition or (2) have been accepted for publication are ineligible.

8,000-word essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Society of Criminology at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Gene Carte Student Paper Competition is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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