By Lt. Barry Tisdale, AA/PIO
California Health Care Facility
One of the California Health Care Facility’s inmate trainers for the CHCF puppy program was awarded the Chung-Ahm Scholarship for the 2018 academic year.
It is unusual for an inmate to win a cash scholarship.
The $1,000 scholarship will be applied towards inmate Kevin Johnson’s tuition. Since being incarcerated, Johnson has received an associate of arts (AA) degree in liberal arts and humanities and will claim another AA degree in social and behavior sciences this semester.
The scholarship will help pay for tuition for the 2018 fall semester when Johnson will apply for his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a minor in sociology.
Johnson is enrolling in the Prison College Program at Adams State University. PrisonEducation.com recommends this program as a top undergrad program for an incarcerated student.