Ironwood State Prison employees award $5,500 in scholarships

From left, top, are Destiny Rivera, Dennis Sea, Andrew Thome, ISP Warden Neil McDowell, Lexi Holt, Kelly Pleicano and Lauren Hardin. From left, bottom row, are Kimber Crawford, Rhea Hull, Bryanah Sanchez and Caylin Cavazos.

From left, top, are Destiny Rivera, Dennis Sea, Andrew Thome, ISP Warden Neil McDowell, Lexi Holt, Kelly Pleicano and Lauren Hardin. From left, bottom row, are Kimber Crawford, Rhea Hull, Bryanah Sanchez and Caylin Cavazos.

By Marlene Sanchez, Employee’s Association President
Ironwood State Prison

The Ironwood State Prison’s Employees’ Association (ISP EA) recently donated $5,500 in scholarships to 10 Palo Verde High School students.

The scholarship application is graded on their grade point average, work history, involved activities, and an essay submitted with their application. The top candidates receive an interview with the Warden, Chief Deputy Warden and two ISP EA Board Members. The student with the top overall score received a $1,000 scholarship and nine students received a $500 scholarship during a May 19 event.

ISP EA began donating yearly to the local high school in 2010. These scholarships are possible through numerous fundraisers throughout the year and are supported from our generous staff.

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6 Responses

  1. Liza Sanders Friday, June 17, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Bright, shiny faces, looks like our future is in capable hands. Congratulations to all!
    Thank you Ironwood SP and all that have contributed in the fund raisers.

  2. The Thome Family Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 11:12 am

    Thank you Ironwood State Prison for your commitment to excellence and for all your support within our community. Your generousity does not go unnoticed as you continue to enhance those things that matter most.

  3. Sandra Cardoza Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Kudos to the staff at Ironwood State Prison! This is the best way to invest in our youth and utlimately our future society. ISP has a very generous staff!

  4. E. Sandoval Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    awesome work

  5. Vince Hull Wednesday, June 15, 2016 / 9:42 am

    As a father of a recipient I would like to say thank you very much to the ISP Employee Association for their dedication to the youth of the Blythe community. It is greatly appreciated by the parents sending these young adults off to college. These students work hard all year to maintain a high GPA and be involved in many clubs, events, sports, and of course a social life. Therefore, congratulations to all of the hard working students who received this scholarship and good luck in your future.

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