Criminal Justice Restricted Scholarship (FBI)
The Criminal Justice Restricted Scholarship (FBI) was established in 1994 by the Society of Former Agents of the FBI and friends in recognition of J. Edgar Hoover’s pursuit of excellence in educational standards for the FBI. Hoover was an ardent promoter of the need for well-educated and qualified personnel in all levels of law enforcement. He developed the FBI Academy at Quantico, VA, for the purpose of providing comprehensive training for all new agents prior to their field assignment. He also created the FBI National Academy, which is often referred to as the West Point of Law Enforcement. Hoover was a pioneer in professionalism in law enforcement throughout this country and in many foreign nations.