Children Impacted By Crime Scholarship Funds
WriteAPrisoner.com is pleased to announce the establishment of a very important
scholarship program to benefit the children of inmates and the children who have
been victimized by crime (either themselves or a member of their immediate family.)
The Children of Inmates Scholarship Fund and the
Children as Victims Scholarship Fund will award annual scholarships to students
who are pursuing a college education. While our primary goal has always been to
reduce recidivism, we also recognize the importance of prevention – preventing citizens
from a life of crime and incarceration. The scholarship program emphasizes this
aspect of prevention. Education is a critical step toward a crime-free life.
Through no fault of their own, there are many children whose life experiences place
their educational opportunities in jeopardy. These are children who have had a parent
incarcerated, an event that can produce many negative consequences for the children
including poverty. These are also children who have been the victim of a crime or
whose immediate family members have been crime victims. This, too, can be a life-altering
event, which can also produce many negative consequences.
Children are our greatest resource. They are also at the mercy of all of the adults
in their lives. We believe it is our duty as responsible adults to invest in the
future of children, especially those whose life circumstances have put their futures
at risk. We believe in the Latin concept of reverisco – the ability to flourish
through adversity. We already know these children are survivors – now it is up to
us to help them flourish.
We invite eligible students to
apply between March 1 and June 1. If you know someone who might benefit from
this program, please share this information.