Scholarships

Jerry Baggs Memorial Scholarship

The Jerry Baggs Memorial Scholarship was established to sponsor attendance to the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) that is housed at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  The NJLCA is a collaborative effort between the American Jail Association (AJA), CMIT and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

To be considered for this scholarship, you must be an active member of the Association serving your county in a mid-management position up to Assistant Jail Administrator.  The course is designed to address the professional development and succession planning needs that now exist in the field of jail operations.  This scholarship is administered by the Scholarship Committee of the Association.  To apply, please fill out and return the application form. For questions contact Sharese Hurst.

 

Past President's Scholarship

The Texas Jail Association offers scholarships to eligible students pursuing an academic degree at a college or university.  These scholarships are provided in honor of all Past Presidents of the Texas Jail Association. The scholarships are awarded for the Spring semester and Fall semester of each year.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 **Active Texas Jail Association Member:  Member in good standing for at least one full year and current on membership dues for year applying.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS

Return Completed Applications to:

Sharese Hurst
Executive Director
Texas Jail Association
Correctional Management
Institute of Texas
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296