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High school student receives Criminal Justice Scholarship

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) – Champaign County Crime Stoppers announced Thursday that Jackie Pranada will receive the 2021 Criminal Justice Scholarship.

Officials said Jackie was awarded the $ 500 scholarship that will help fund her education at Parkland College as she plans to major in criminal law and pursue it as a career path.

“I would like to thank Ms. Pranada for her many accomplishments as a Champaign graduate. to congratulate
Central High School and its ongoing service to the community, ”said the President of Champaign
County Crime Stopper John Hecker. “On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to say how impressed we are with Ms. Pranada’s grant application and essay. She clearly has a passion for helping others and we are excited to be able to award her this scholarship so that she can continue her chosen career path to change life for the better. “

“I can list every single synonym for the word ‘grateful,’ but none of them will really express how I feel,” said Jackie. “I am on a rather complex path, but thanks to this scholarship I am able to get one step closer to the profession that interests me, especially in the criminal justice field.”

According to official sources, Crime Stoppers’ scholarship program aims to advance the criminal justice career and fund the graduation of a Champaign County senior who is pursuing an education in the field. The scholarship is made possible by Kris Fitzpatrick, a member of the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors and a 34-year law enforcement veteran.

Founded in 1986, Champaign County Crime Stoppers is a local non-profit that serves to create a path for
Individuals anonymously reporting information about crimes in Champaign County. People who provide
Information on Crime Stoppers is eligible for a cash award of up to $ 1,000 if the information
will result in an arrest. Tips can be submitted anonymously by telephone (217-373-TIPS), on the website or via the free mobile app “P3 Tips”.

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