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) and CMIT.

The Texas Jail Association is proud to announce the formation of the Jerry Baggs Scholarship that will fund attendance to the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) held at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas on the campus of Sam Houston State University. The establishment of the scholarship is named in honor of Jerry Baggs, the founding President of the Texas Jail Association This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving individual whose agency does not have the resources available to enable the employee to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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. For questions contact Sharese Hurst.

The scholarship will be awarded to an active member of the association that is serving his or her county in a mid-management position up to Assistant Jail Administrator, will be an accepted participant of the twenty-fourth session of the NJLCA to be held February 5-10, 2017 and all succeeding sessions at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, Texas. The scholarship is for tuition (which includes all class materials, lodging, and all meals/snacks). The sending agency will be required to provide transportation for the selected participant to Huntsville.

Please fill out the following application return it to the Texas Jail Association no later than December 9, 2016.

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

 

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

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