CJSS Scholarships

The Cara Janeal Walton Memorial Scholarship (Click Link to go to Submission Form)

The Cara Janeal Walton Memorial Scholarship at Alabama State University is established by her mother Patsy Morgan Walton to provide financial assistance to a deserving Criminal Justice major junior or senior student. Cara Walton, a 2020 posthumous MAGNA Cum LAUDE graduate from Memphis, TN.  had a laugh that was contagious and a desire to truly leave a positive mark wherever she went.  During her four years at Alabama State University, she left an indelible mark in the hearts of those she encountered on the campus in multiple organizations, the classroom and in the lives of the many people she met and formed forever bonds with.

Her memberships and participation at Alabama State University included:

NAACP, Collegiate 100 (Chief of Staff), Hospitality Operations Student Team (HOST), ASPIRE Mentor, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Society Vice President, Student Government Association Judicial Branch- Associate Justice and Beta Eta Chapter (Spring, 2019 initiate) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she served on the Political Awareness and Involvement Committee.

Her laugh was contagious and her passion for righting some of the world’s wrongs especially related to children were her passion. In Criminal Justice, she found a path that would aid her in her pursuit. She loved God, her family/friends, and her dear Alabama State University, so it is befitting to honor her life with a scholarship to encourage others in her major to find their path, pursue it and be passionate about it.

The scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester will be awarded to an out of state junior or senior Criminal Justice major holding a 3.25 GPA, a Criminal Justice faculty reference and evidence of active campus involvement.

Cara Walton in front of ASU sealCara Walton in front I Love Memphis muralCara Walton smiling in front of ASU signCara's mother with Dr. Ross