Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program

Giving Promising Officers an Opportunity to Advance in Digital Forensics

The annual Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award is given to two recipients:

1) A promising officer that want to get a start in the field of digital forensics.

2) An experienced digital forensics expert who has no experience with Magnet AXIOM and wants to learn more about how it can help in their investigations.

Objectives of the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program

We’re offering these scholarships because we feel it’s vitally important to:

Help agencies with limited or no digital forensics capacity to be able to utilize digital evidence to get to the truth in cases such as child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and other crimes with digital evidence.

Advance the technical skills of promising officers by giving them digital forensics training so we can continue to work together in our mission to Seek Justice and Protect the Innocent.

Promote diversity throughout the digital forensics field.

To apply for the Magnet Scholarship Program, please send your application including your current resume / CV, a cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the program’s objectives, and a letter of reference from a supervisor and/or leader within your agency to before September 30, 2020.

What Recipients Will Receive


Starting from the very basics of digital forensics and working right through to advanced smartphone and computer forensics, you’ll be able to take unlimited training from Magnet Forensics for a year.


After completing our training, you’ll be eligible to become a Magnet Certified Forensics Examiner (MCFE) — demonstrating your expertise and giving you credibility within your agency and on the stand.


With the scholarship, you will also receive a one-year Magnet AXIOM license — giving you access to a comprehensive digital forensics tool that will help you find and report on evidence from smartphones, computers, and the cloud.


We’ll send the scholarship winner to Nashville for Magnet User Summit 2021 to learn more about the latest industry trends, get hands on experience at workshops as well as connect with other professionals in the space.

Meet This Year's Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award Winners

We’re proud to announce the latest winners of the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award: Kate Newrick, Investigator with the Digital Child Exploitation Team within the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand, and Lawrence Mowery, Computer Forensic Detective with the Moscow Police Department in Idaho. Read how Kate and Lawrence took it upon themselves to apply for the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award and how they hope it will help them in their respective careers in this Q&A.

And hear from our first Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award winner, Eric Dalla Mura from the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, about his year with the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award and how it’s helped inform where he will go in his career. 

Submit Your Application!

Send your resume to and include:

1) Your current resume / CV

2) A cover letter explaining how you meet the objectives of the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program (outlined above)

3) A letter of reference from a supervisor and/or leader within your agency

All entries are due by Sept. 30, 2020 and we’ll reach out to the winner once they are chosen.