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William A. Snare Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To promote the advancement and growth, of the forensic field within the California State Division of the International Association for Identification (CSDIAI) by offering financial assistance in the form of Educational Scholarship and Grant.

Scholarship Amount: Annual scholarships of up to $500.00 each are available for applicants who are attending a college or university within the state of California or Nevada.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants applying for a Scholarships must satisfy the following requirements:

Student Application:
Must be a resident of either California or Nevada, or a member of the CSDIAI.

Be a full-time student with the intention of seeking a career in a forensic related field. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university and enrolled in a forensic related major.

Or, be a part-time student attending an accredited college or university and be employed by a law enforcement agency. The applicant must have a minimum of an Associate of Arts degree or 60 semester units.

Have attained a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a scale of 4.0, or the equivalent thereof if a different grading scale is used by the applicant's institution.


Application and Selection Procedures:

  • Applications are reviewed by the Scholarship committee. Scholarships are awarded for the following fall term. 
  • Applications must be received NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1st OF EACH YEAR.

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CSDIAI will acknowledge receipt and send a complete copy of each application to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the committee's decision. Scholarships will be announced at the annual training seminar. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the applicant, payable to the applicant.

Scholarship applications are not automatically carried over to the next year and must be resubmitted.

Scholarships are awarded without regard to age, race, sex, religion, or national origin.