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Creating Opportunity Through Education

Scholarship

The PbS Scholarship was created in 2016 to encourage and support post-secondary education for young people and staff at PbS facilities. We know education is key for creating opportunities and closing the gap on educational equity. Most youths who are, or have been entangled in the juvenile justice system face tremendous barriers to advancing their education because of their system involvement. For those who are accepted and make it to the point where the remaining barrier is funding, the PbS Scholarship gives them the final boost they need.

The application period is now closed. Please check back for updates.

2021 Scholarship Awardees

This year, thanks to an additional $10,000 for youth scholarships from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we were able to award more applicants than any other year. Awards were granted to six youths and five staff from 10 facilities across six states.

  • Bridge City Center for Youth, Louisiana Youth Services, Office of Juvenile Justice
  • Illinois Youth Center - St. Charles Correction, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Illinois Youth Center - Warrenville Male General Population, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Illinois Youth Center - Warrenville Female General Population, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Robert F. Kennedy School, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • McLaughlin Youth Center, Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice
  • Southeast Secure Treatment, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center, Maine Department of Corrections
  • Mt. Meigs Campus, Alabama Department of Youth Services
  • Center for Human Development Secure Residential Treatment, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Giving to this award

This award is funded by donations to the PbS Education and Employment Foundation. Visit the foundation's website to learn how you can help more young people reach their full potential.

pbseducationemployment.org