As part of our support of local law enforcement, Crime Stoppers of Champaign County will award one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior from Champaign County who is planning a career in the field of Criminal Justice.   

General Information, Requirements and Timetable

Applications must be completed and received by May 20, 2022 by Champaign County Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 814, Champaign IL 61824, or scanned and emailed to 373tips@gmail.comApplicants must include the completed application and two letters of recommendation, along with your most recent transcripts or GPA.  

Click here to download the scholarship application form

Selection and Notification

The Champaign County Crime Stoppers Youth Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipient from those applications that are fully completed and received by May 20, 2022.   Once the decision is made, the Chair of the Youth Scholarship will notify the successful candidate and their high school by June 1, 2022.

The successful applicant must then notify Crime Stoppers of which college or university they intend to attend, plus the name and address of the comptroller for that college or university. Champaign County Crime Stoppers will then issue a check for $500 to the applicant’s choice of college or university, to be applied toward the recipient's account.

The recipient and family or friends, along with a school representative will be invited and will receive a printed award at the annual luncheon for Crime Stoppers to be held in July 2022.

We appreciate your interest in this scholarship program. Any questions about the scholarship or application should be sent to Barbara Payne at bjpayne1@comcast.net