2023 Scholarships

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (“The Chapter”) of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) seeks to enhance and advance the law enforcement profession by providing financial support to students pursuing higher education. The Chapter is pleased to offer a scholarship award of at least $1,000 to students who pursue an academic degree with the intent to work in criminal justice or related field.

Eligibility Criteria

  • College/university applicants must be enrolled (at the time of application and disbursement of scholarship) full-time at an accredited college or university and have completed 24 semester (or 36 quarter) units of college study prior to award disbursement. Proof of registration and an official transcript will be required prior to award disbursement.
  • High school applicants must receive a high school diploma or equivalent in the 2022-2023 academic school year. Applicants must be accepted at an accredited academic institution (proof of acceptance/registration and an official high school transcript will be required prior to award disbursement).
  • Applicants must pursue an academic degree with the intent to work in criminal justice or within the law enforcement profession.
  • Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
  • Applicants must complete the application and submit all required documents POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY NOT LATER THAN March 24, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Incomplete, or illegible application packets will not be reviewed or considered for awards.


P.O. Box 3542

Danville, CA 94526

Questions may be directed to: Marlon Washington, marwash2@comcast.net or Zurvohn A. Maloof, itszurv@yahoo.com.

The application packet must be complete and include the following:

  • A 650 to 750-word essay; typed, double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. Essays should incorporate this year’s scholarship theme of “The Best is Yet to Come.” Your essay should address: (a) why you chose your academic major; and (b) your role in society’s process of achieving a NOBLE future in criminal justice. You must author and prepare your own essay.
  • A copy of your current transcript as proof of your grade point average. An unofficial copy is acceptable for the initial application process; however, and official transcript is required prior to award disbursement.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation in support of your application. Letters must be from a current or former faculty/teacher, student support personnel (i.e., school counselor or advisor), or a local community leader who is not related to the applicant.
  • A current, non-copyrighted photograph (a solo, head shot) for use in the event of selection. Photos will not be returned.

Evaluation Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievements, community involvement, experience, extracurricular activities, personal recommendations, written essay, and ability to follow instructions.

NOBLE’s evaluation of the applicant regarding each criteria shall be made at its sole and complete discretion. Applicants will not be evaluated based on color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Awardees will be selected by the scholarship committee and approved by the Chapter Executive Board.

Applicants who are selected to receive an award will be notified in writing. Awardees will be honored during The Chapter’s Scholarship Event in the late spring.



    Application Process

    Application may be obtained from and submitted to the NOBLE SF BAY AREA Chapter's website