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Creating Opportunity Through Education


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 for 2023 has closed.
Thank you to all who applied!

For Staff

Staff from PbS participating facilities and programs are eligible for awards of up to $2,000. 

For Young People

Current and recent residents of PbS participating facilities and programs can apply for awards in the amount of $15,000. 

2023 Scholarship Awardees

Recipients of the Staff Scholarship:

  • Jennifer Adams, Mt. Meigs Campus, Alabama

Recipients of the Russ Jennings Scholarship:

  • Dalton B., Alabama
  • E. F., Oregon


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.