Tammy Kruger was a founding member of VDAPP. In addition to her work and leadership at New River Valley Juvenile Detention Center for 20 plus years, she served on VDAPP's Executive Team as Secretary. She was an avid cheerleader for all things -VDAPP related, wholeheartedly invested in the betterment of "our kids," and a huge advocate and example for those pursuing continuing education. Tammy passed away in June of 2016 but she left an indeliable mark on all that knew her. In an effort to recognize her contributions and to honor her work in the field of juvenile justice and reform, VDAPP has created a scholarship in her name available to VDAPP members for additional training and educational pursuits.
While it was clear to anyone that met Tammy that she loved her work; it was also abundantly clear that Tammy loved her family! She bragged on them all the time, as any doating wife, mother, grandmother, and animal mom should. She was constantly sharing stories and pictures of them and even dragged them along to meetings on occasion.
Tammy's husband, Larry Kruger; son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Katelyn Kruger; daughters and son-in-law, Tanya Jean and Robert Hockett, and Nichol Kruger; grandchildren, Luke, Natalie and Nora;and furbaby, Lily all remain a part of the VDAPP family! They have graciously matched the scholarship funds in Tammy's honor to be able to open the scholarship to students pursuing advanced education as tenaciously as Tammy did.
Who should apply? There are two applications available, one for VDAPP members only (Professional Development) and one for students pursuing higher education (Community Support).
How to apply? Each $250 scholarship is available twice a year. Choose the appropriate application below and follow the instructions for completion within the document. Please contact the VDAPP Scholarship Committee, Chaired by the VDAPP Vice President, with any questions.