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Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship

Both Corey Young and Tracy Pullan have dedicated a substantial amount of their careers to defending individuals accused of criminal offenses. At Pullan & Young, we understand how devastating these cases can be for the children and loved ones of those who have been accused of crimes, especially when a person ends up getting convicted.

The Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship was established to help students who have loved ones who have been convicted of criminal offenses. We believe that every student should have access to an education, regardless of their circumstances, and our goal is to help make college more accessible and affordable for those affected by incarceration in their family. Each semester, Pullan & Young aims to help these students achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential. This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to one student per semester.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach us by email ereH.

The deadline for our Fall 2024 scholarship is 09/18/2024

Criteria to be Considered

To be considered for the Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship, please review the following criteria:

  • > Applicants must have a parent or family member who has been incarcerated
  • > Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited college or university within the United States for the Fall 2024 semester
  • > Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • > Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application

Instructions to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please fill out the digital application toward the bottom of this page in its entirety. Along with the application, each applicant must submit an essay of approximately 500 words answering the following prompt:

Describe the challenges you have faced as a student with a loved one who has been incarcerated and how you have worked or continue to work to overcome these issues. Furthermore, explain why this scholarship is important to you and how it will make a difference in your life.

The deadline for our Fall 2024 scholarship is 09/18/2024

The application also requires the following materials:

  • > Proof of enrollment
  • > Student headshot
  • > Consent to publish your essay and share your name and photo upon winning the award

If you have difficulties submitting your application, please make sure you have attached the required materials using the compatible file types. While no materials will be accepted via email, you may contact our scholarship team for help ereH.

Application Evaluation Rubric

Our team at Pullan & Young takes pride in the time and effort we put into this program. Because of this, once the deadline has passed, we will take between four to six weeks to review all applications. We appreciate your patience as we take the time to deliberate.

Below you will find the evaluation criteria we use to assist us in choosing the best candidate for our scholarship:

Clarity of Writing

Clarity of Writing

Does the essay provide clear and concise communication of ideas?



Does the essay address the topic provided as well as relevant personal experiences and/or evidence to support the essay?



Does the essay provide unique and creative ideas to consider?

Winners of the Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship

Brisley Martinez

Spring 2024 Winner: Brisley Martinez

Pullan & Young is excited to announce Brisley Martinez as the first-ever winner of our Supporting Prisoners’ Families Scholarship! A student at the UCLA School of Law, Brisley is excited to soon begin a post-bar clerkship at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office. We are so happy for her and look forward to seeing what her future holds.

Contact Information for the Scholarship Team

Our scholarship team is reachable by liamE. At this time, we are not fielding scholarship calls through our office’s phone line or our website’s contact form.

The scholarship team is available during office hours. Because of this, we highly encourage all students to submit their applications well in advance to avoid any last-minute emergencies.

Scholarship Application

The Pullan & Young Supporting Prisoners' Families Scholarship is managed through the OVC Scholarship Network.

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