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It can already be tough growing up without a parent – let alone trying to finance your own way through college without parental help. That’s why Karl Winsness is lending a hand. As a means of helping out local kids, Karl created the only scholarship in the country that is given exclusively to children with incarcerated parents.
Karl, who calls his educational gift the “Willy the Plumber Scholarship”, only makes about $30,000 a year working as a plumber. The father of two says that he is able to afford the scholarship by living a modest lifestyle. He spreads word of the scholarship with homemade fliers. While the grant is only about $1,000 – it has made all the difference to the 17 recipients of the scholarship.
One of the youths whose parents both went to jail when she was 5 years old said: “You get really down on yourself, people judge you, and you just feel like you can’t do anything. Then, all of a sudden, you have this random stranger who believes in you and knows that you’re not who your parents are.”
For being generous and encouraging kids to go to college, Karl Winsness, we say Way To Go!