As part of our support of local law enforcement, Champaign County Crime Stoppers 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.   

Download the Scholarship Application

Completed applications must be submitted by March 22, 2024. Applications can be scanned and emailed to or mailed to Champaign County Crime Stoppers, P.O. Box 814, Champaign, IL 61824-0814.

Selection and Notification

The Champaign County Crime Stoppers Youth Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipient from those applications that are submitted by the deadline. Once a decision is made, the Chair of the Youth Scholarship Committee will notify the successful candidate and their high school..

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 payment in the amount of $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 to be recognized and receive an award at Champaign County Crime Stoppers' Annual Meeting to be held in July.

We appreciate your interest in this scholarship opportunity. If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application please contact Barbara Payne at