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PbS Announces 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Performance-based Standards (PbS) is pleased to announce the four outstanding applicants selected to receive the 2019 PbS Scholarship Awards. The PbS Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 by the PbS Board of Directors to inspire, encourage and support youths and staff in PbS facilities to pursue post-secondary education. PbS makes a total of four awards, two to staff and two to youths, for a total of $6,000. This year PbS received 26 applications from 14 youths and 12 staff. The winners were selected based on application essays that describe how the scholarship will be used to further their education and “pay it forward.”

The winners selected are:

  • Eric Dykstra, educator from Illinois Youth Center- Chicago, IL, studying Instructional Design and Technology at the American College of Education plans to complete his Master’s in Education;
  • Chad Williams, program evaluator at the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City, completing his Master’s at Adelphi University School of Social Work;
  • A rising senior from Bartholomew County Youth Center, IN, will continue his education to better serve his community and country; and
  • A student from Red Wing, MN, entering a music technology program at Rochester Community and Technology College, hopes to start a community outreach program encouraging positive self-expression.

Congratulations to our four amazing recipients and thank you to everyone that applied for the 2019 PbS Scholarship Award.

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12:35 PM