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The Melissa Linville Criminal Justice Scholarship

This scholarship is named in memory of Melissa M. Linville, a former beloved Crimcheck team member and friend, in order to honor and extend her legacy of charity, good works, and selflessness. During her life, Melissa touched countless lives through her service and compassion to others, her sincerity of heart, and the joy she brought to everyone surrounding her.



Crimcheck offers an annual $500 scholarship award to a student who is currently enrolled, or recent high school graduates who are pursuing post-secondary education with the goal of a career in the criminal justice field. Established in 2014, this award recognizes outstanding achievements in academics as well as a desire to make a positive difference in the world.

Learn more about some of our previous scholarship winners:

2021 Winners

2022 Winners

2023 Winners

This scholarship is open to:

  • Students who are currently enrolled in post-secondary education or high school seniors/recent high school graduates who are pursuing post-secondary education in the criminal justice field
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must be full time or part time student enrolled in classes for the current year

What Are We Looking For?

Crimcheck will review essays for the following :

  • Ambitiousness and desire to be a part of the Criminal Justice field
  • Demonstration of knowledge and commitment to a career in the criminal justice field
  • Demonstration of leadership and willingness to learn

Criteria & How to Apply

  • To be considered, the following MUST be submitted together:
    • Your name, email & phone number
    • Transcript of proof of enrollment
    • 1-2 page essay
  • Applications must include a 1-2 page essay that includes a description of:
    • the applicant’s ambition and goals in the criminal justice field
    • their reason for choosing a career in the criminal justice field
    • long term goals and how the scholarship will help meet those goals
  • All applications must be submitted to Scholarship.cle @ (no spaces, click the link) by August 1, 2024
  • Winner will be selected on August 15, 2024

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