THE OLDEST STATE LEVEL CRIMINAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES
All members are urged to actively participate in the NCCJA awards process by submitting names of nominees to the NCCJA President.

Our association desires to keep the awards process a vibrant one. Please consider making a nomination for one of the following awards. These awards are generally given at our annual conference. A nominee does not have to be a current (paid-up) member of NCCJA, but the person making the nomination MUST BE.
STUDENT AWARDS
The James B. Merritt Student Excellence Awards
Named in honor of Professor Merritt, co-founder and past-president of the Association, a life member of the Association, and executive with the Police Benevolent Association. For each of the three categories listed below, $100.00 scholarships will be awarded. Awards will be based on demonstration of excellence in character, leadership on campus, community service, and academic success.
  1. N.C. community college or technical institute student in a criminal justice program or related program.
  2. N.C. four-year college or university student in a criminal justice program or related program.
  3. N.C. graduate university student in a criminal justice or related program
The John C. McCollister Student Paper Awards
Named in honor of the late Dr. Jay McCollister, a co-founder and past president of the Association, and professor emeritus at Pfeiffer College. $100.00 is awarded to a student presenting an essay or report, selected according to the guidelines below, best relating empirical research to an applied criminal justice issue.
  1. N.C. community college or technical institute student in a criminal justice program or related program.
  2. N.C. four-year college or university student in a criminal justice program or related program.
  3. N.C. graduate university student in a criminal justice or related program
HOW TO MAKE A STUDENT AWARD NOMINATION
  • Nominations must be submitted by individual members in good standing of the Association, but the award nominees do not need to be NCCJA members.
  • Please submit nominations for awards to Heidi Bonner (NCCJA President) at: nccriminaljusticeassociation@gmail.com.
  • The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019.
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
FOUNDERS AWARD
For outstanding contributions to Criminal Justice (research) as an academic endeavor in NC.
MARGARET LANG WILLIS OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATOR AWARD
For outstanding contributions to Criminal Justice (teaching) as an academic endeavor in NC.
PERRY POWELL OUTSTANDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL AWARD
For contributions to Criminal Justice as a professional endeavor in N.C.
CAROLYN AND RICHTER MOORE CITIZEN AWARD
For outstanding private contributions to Criminal Justice in N.C.
HOW TO MAKE A PROFESSIONAL AWARD NOMINATION
  • Nominations must be submitted by individual members in good standing of the Association, but the award nominees do not need to be NCCJA members.
  • Please submit nominations for awards to Heidi Bonner (NCCJA President) at: nccriminaljusticeassociation@gmail.com.
  • The deadline for submissions is January 11, 2019.