2024 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 within criminal justice related, or law enforcement profession.

Eligibility Criteria

  • College/University applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university and have completed 24 semester (or 36 quarter) units of college study prior to award disbursement. Award disbursement requires that you provide proof of class enrolment (from Bursar’s Office) as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, and an official transcript prior to receiving award.
  • High school applicants must receive a high school diploma in the 2023-2024 academic school year. Award disbursement requires that award recipients provide proof of acceptance and class enrollment at an accredited academic institution (from Bursar’s Office) and an official high school transcript prior to receiving award.
  • All applicants must pursue an academic degree with the intent to work within a criminal justice related or law enforcement profession.
  • Applicants must have a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
  • All applicants must complete the application and submit all required documents POSTMARKED or SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY NOT LATER THAN March 29, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Incomplete, or illegible application packets will not be reviewed or considered for awards.
  • Application Process: Applications may be obtained from and submitted to the NOBLE SF Bay Area Chapter’s website: Noble San Francisco Bay Area

If submitting by mail, send completed application packet to:


P.O. Box 3542

Danville, CA 94526

Questions may be directed to: 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 “Embrace Challenges…Take Risks.” Your essay should address: (a) why you chose your academic major; and (b) how you embrace challenges and risks you would take to achieve a goal. 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, an 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 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

All applicants will be evaluated based on academic achievements, community involvement, experience, extracurricular activities, personal recommendations, written essay, and your 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