Susan M. Hunter Scholarship

The Susan M. Hunter Correctional Scholarship is named in honor of Susan M. Hunter, former Director of the Prisons Division at the National Institute of Corrections, as a lasting tribute to her commitment to the field of corrections.   

Susan passed away in 2004 from breast cancer.  CLA’s Past Presidents’ Committee had been working toward a scholarship program for children of correctional staff. In the wake of her death, CLA grieved the loss of Susan, and the Committee made a logical decision to name the scholarship program after Susan, who had embodied the ideals of an educated and enlightened correctional workforce. Her life’s work continues in our memory of what she held dear, which is now expressed in our profession with contributions to deserving students whose parents labor in our Association's chosen field. 

Each year, hundreds of students—children of current, retired or deceased correctional staff in CLA Member jurisdictions—apply for this scholarship.

The 2022 application process is now closed. 
The 2023 application will open on February 1, 2023

2022 applicants will be notified mid to late May whether or not they have been chosen to receive scholarship funds. Those chosen will receive a phone call from CLA. All others will be notified via email.

Questions may be sent to [email protected].