Criminal Justice Scholarships Now Available Through Stephenson County Crime Stop

Stephenson County, Illinois — $500 scholarships are available for the spring 2019 semester at Highland Community College for Stephenson County residents who are pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

Stephenson County Crime Stop, working to assist local, state, and national crime fighting organizations since 1981, is proud to announce the offering of $500 scholarships for the spring semester at Highland Community College (HCC) in Freeport. Applications for scholarships will only be accepted from Stephenson County residents who will be enrolled at H.C.C. pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

The application deadline is January 7th, 2019 and requires the submission of transcripts and an essay. Further details about the scholarship can be found on the application form itself. Interested applicants can download the application from the “programs and services” section of the Freeport P.D. web site. Applications for this scholarship opportunity are also available at the Freeport Police Department headquarters building located at 320 W. Exchange Street in Freeport.

Stephenson County Crime Stop is an all-volunteer board, and a member of both the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Association and Crime Stoppers USA. Additionally, two of Stephenson County Crime Stop’s directing board members have become board members for the Illinois State Crime Stoppers Association.

Stephenson County Crime Stop is completely funded by local donations. Anyone who wishes to support Stephenson County Crime Stop through a tax-exempt donation can do so by mail to: Stephenson County Crime Stop, P.O. Box 786, Freeport, IL 61032.

Stephenson County Crime Stop accepts tips through their website, their Facebook page, the P3 mobile phone app, and by telephone. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for cash rewards of up $1000.

The Stephenson Crime Stop board meets monthly at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau building in Freeport, and meetings are always open to the public.

To get information about wanted criminals in the Freeport area follow Stephenson County Crime Stop on Facebook: @sccrimestop.

Rewards up to S1000 (815) 235-7867 (STOP)

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