Home Page ImageWelcome to the Christopher Allen Rearley Endowment Scholarship through the ASU Foundation. Mr. and Mrs. Rearley established this scholarship endowment in memory of their son, Christopher Allen Rearley, who lost his battle with Muscular Dystrophy in December of 2007. Chris, like most of us faced daily challenges. He accepted those limitations with great optimism and a smile. Chris' smile is one of the many things others remember about him. Even though Chris had physical challenges he did not let that stop him from living each day with great optimism. Chris believed in himself and knew he could accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was a big fan of television programs that involved law, such as, CSI and Law and Order. During his high school years, he was involved in participating in mock trials and competed against other schools. Chris interned as a court advocate during his college years and completed his undergraduate degree at ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, graduating from ASU in 1997. There is no doubt that if Chris was physically able to continue on to law school, he would have. Chris's story is truly inspirational for all individuals with or without physical limitations. This scholarship has been set forth to honor Chris and his inspiration as a student, family member, and friend to so many. It also benefits students who, despite personal challenges, share his same determination and drive. Through this scholarship, these students are given an opportunity to pursue their educational aspirations and careers benefiting the public good - a fitting tribute to the example Chris set for all who knew him.


The purpose of this Endowment is to provide financial support to students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice that meet the following criteria:

  • Recipient must be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate in ASU's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Recipient must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours
  • Recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Recipient must be an individual with a physical disability that limits one or more major life activities.

Applicants will be required to:

  • Complete an ASU Disability Resource Center's (DRC) scholarship application and follow the guidelines set forth by the DRC
  • Provide two letters of recommendation
  • Apply by April 1st
The amount and the number of awards will be determined by the director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice