Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Bennett County student earns Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship

Congratulations to Bennett County High School JAG-SD (Jobs for America's Graduates) senior Thea DuBray on earning a Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship! She is one of only 40 recipients nationwide. Thea plans to attend Black Hills State University to study criminal justice and sociology.
And kudos to Bennett County JAG Specialist Kim Claussen. Thea is Kim's second student to earn this prestigious scholarship since the JAG program started at Bennett County!

JAG-SD is a program supervised by the South Dakota Department of Education and is proven to help students persist through graduation. Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young people of great promise. In its 40-year history, the JAG Advantage has proven to deliver results.

The JAG-SD mission is to help young people of great promise succeed in both school and on the job, leading to productive and rewarding careers.

Learn more about JAG-SD on the Department of Education's JAG-SD webpage.

The Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund and the Smith Scholars Program were established by the JAG Board to recognize the extraordinary leadership and service of the President and Chief Executive Officer of JAG, Inc., Kenneth M. Smith. Since 2009, the Kenneth M. Smith Scholarship Fund has awarded 229 scholarships for a total of $261,000 for participants enrolled in Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG). Contributions to the KMS Scholarship Fund have come from JAG Board members and partnering corporations who invest in the educational development of students in JAG.