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Meet the 2015 Finalists: Prison Scholar Fund

Posted by Michelle Harden & Marrione Camacho

The mission of the Prison Scholar Fund (PSF) is to provide incarcerated students with the tools they need to become successful members of their communities by funding college, vocational, and technical courses/programs, and mentoring/counseling services. PSF provides funding for incarcerated students to pursue their secondary educational aspirations. They support students enrolled in college courses, vocational education, and skill development. They also advocate for reform in correctional education to increase access to all. Founder and Executive Director Dirk Van Velsen has achieved some early success and is gearing up to make an even broader impact.

Check out all of the Finalists here.