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2023 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program: Apply Today!

We’re proud to be continuing our commitment to help promising officers get an opportunity to enter the field of—or advance in—digital forensics through the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program.  

Applications are now open for the 2023 awards and will close December 1, 2023

Who Can Apply for the Scholarship 

Two categories are awarded in the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program: new to digital forensics and advanced.  

The new to digital forensics category is aimed at promising officers who are looking to move into a new field and start in the field of digital forensics. 

The advanced category is for experienced investigators who have no experience with Magnet AXIOM and want to take the opportunity to really explore how powerful it can be in their investigations and how they can really harness its capabilities. This can also be a valuable opportunity for investigators to learn more about GrayKey (for those at agencies that currently use it.) 

Through the program, we’re really looking to increase diversity and help agencies address a talent shortage in digital forensics. 

What You Can Receive 

The recipients of the program will receive: 

  • Access to a full curriculum of digital forensics training required to become a digital investigator  
  • Eligibility to earn leading digital forensics certifications, including: 
    • Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE) 
    • Magnet Certified macOS Examiner (MCME) 
    • Magnet Certified Cloud Examiner (MCCE) 
    • Magnet Certified Video Examiner (MCVE) 
  • A one-year license of Magnet AXIOM 

To apply for the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program, fill out this form. Your application will need to include your current resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the program’s objectives and a letter of reference from a supervisor or leader within your agency. 

In Honor of Sgt. Steve Martin 

We’re proud to once again name the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program in honor of an officer who committed his career to the fight against child sexual exploitation: Sgt. Steve Martin. 

Sgt. Martin joined the Peel Regional Police in 2003, beginning his career on uniform patrol. He would go on to serve with the agency’s neighborhood policing unit and its Criminal Investigation Bureau before joining its Internet Child Exploitation unit in 2013. 

He died in January 2021, at the age of 40, after a long bout with cancer, leaving behind his wife and six-year-old daughter. 

Learn More About Previous Winners 

We’re proud to have given multiple investigators of various existing skill level a unique opportunity to advance their knowledge in digital forensics. Our 2022 winners include: 


  • Joel Chukwuji of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nigeria 
  • Ana Lúcia Esteves de Moura of the Military Police of Sao Paulo in Brazil 
  • Kristin Seering of the St. Louis County Police in Missouri

New to Forensics 

  • John Freeman of the City of Girard Police Department in Ohio 
  • Jason Neems of the Queensland Police Service in Australia 
  • Geoff Johnston of the Brantford Police Service in Ontario 

Learn more about the 2022 winners in these Q&As

Apply Before December 1, 2023 

Want to learn more about the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program?  

Click here to visit the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program page and be sure to get your application in before December 1, 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to

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