The scholarships' purpose is to foster greater interest in the criminal justice system toward the enhancement of local law enforcement, encouraging local students to act on their interest in the system through secondary educational programs. Applications and detailed requirements can be downloaded from www.Rockfordareacrimestoppers.com, or from high school or college counselors or school officials. $500 is awarded to graduating high school students, and $1000 each to college students who have competed at least one year of study in criminal justice at a higher education institution.
(1) Applicants must either finish high school senior year, or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd college year by 6/20. (2) Graduating high school applicants must be permanent residents of Winnebago County. College applicants must have graduated from a high school in Winnebago County, but may have permanent residence outside the county. (3) Students must be enrolled as a full time student at an institution of higher learning during the upcoming school year, not including summer sessions. (4) Applicants, if graduating high school, must have a declared interest or intended major in criminal justice.
Awards will be based on academic achievement, community participation, articulation by applicant of his/her interest in criminal justice, and comments or recommendations by counselors/advisors. Application is due to the school or counselor's offices on or before the 2nd Friday in April. The school officials submit completed & endorsed applications to Crime Stoppers no later than the 3rd Friday in April.
Phone: (815) 963-7867