EP Crime prevention fund scholarship

From left, Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund President Lisa Toomey, Becca Kniss, Bennett Breyer and Officer Chad Streiff

Two Eden Prairie High School seniors received scholarships awarded by the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund, according to the city’s website.

Becca Kniss and Bennett Breyer received the second annual scholarship intended for students who have an interest or academic focus on criminal justice, law enforcement or crime prevention, the website says. The Crime Prevention Fund created the scholarship program in honor of their 40th anniversary in 2018.

Kniss has family connections to law enforcement and will study Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire this fall, the city says. Breyer plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology at the University of St. Thomas and plans to become a police officer.

Both students are members of the Edina and Eden Prairie Police Explorer program.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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