PbS Announces 2017 Youth and Staff Scholarship Award Winners

Posted by Darlene Conroy
September 12, 2017

The Performance-based Standards Learning Institute (PbS) is pleased to announce four outstanding applicants have been selected to receive the 2017 PbS Scholarship Awards.

Two youths and two staff were chosen from a pool of 41 exceptional applications to receive $1,000 and $2,000 gifts to advance their post-secondary education. 

Congratulations to:

Stephen Kaplan, a youth at Camp Tillamook, Oregon. Stephen was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management. Stephen finished his B.S. in Management from Portland State University with a 4.0 GPA and is leading the charge to provide educational opportunities to other youths. In his application he explained  “I will manage educational materials to help struggling youth create a better world for themselves.”

Danny Yazzie, a youth at the Youth Diagnostic & Development Center, New Mexico. Danny was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to pursue an Associate Degree in Accounting at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in the fall of 2017. Danny has proven strength overcoming many challenges, strives to always be a positive role model for his nephews and nieces and make a difference wherever he can. 

Tammi Lampkin, a staff member at Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, Ohio. Tammi was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to complete a Masters of Social Work at Case Western Reserve University.  Tammi has worked with youths for over 16 years and will use her degree to continue to help motivate and inspire the youths at Cuyahoga Hills. 

Kimberly Wilkins, a staff member at the Alabama Department of Youth Services’ Vacca Campus. Kimberly was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice.  Kimberly has worked at the Alabama Department of Youth Services for eight years and believes all youths in their care deserve a bright and promising future.
 
The PbS Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to inspire, encourage and support youths and staff in PbS facilities in pursuing post-secondary education. This year’s scholarship fund awarded a total of $6,000.