Announcement: Scholarship Winner Angela Pawlowski

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Philip Lilly Memorial Scholarship Winner – Angela Pawlowski


Congratulations to our 1st Philip Lilly Memorial Scholarship Winner, Angela Pawlowski!

Angela demonstrated a clear commitment to leading with compassion, breaking down barriers, and improving processes as a project manager. Similar to our, former colleague and friend, Philip Lilly, Angela “doesn’t mind spending the extra time on helping my friends and coworkers build a better future in the workplace.” She plans to use the scholarship to pursue her PSM with Scrum.Org as she continues to grow as a project manager at Atmosera.

Philip Lilly was one of a kind. Everyone who knew Philip was amazed by his selfless nature and his willingness to always lend a hand. He never settled for the minimum and always brought passion and “outside the box” ideas to the table. In November 2020, Philip passed away after a 3 year battle with lymphoma.

During most of his fight, he was working full-time as an IT Project Manager and in the end, as a Scrum Master. Today, friends, family & colleagues remember Philip’s strength, compassion, and outlook on life even through the darkest of times. As a ProFocus employee, Philip was beloved as a leader and a peer; he never shied away from vulnerability and always approached things with genuine curiosity. These qualities, and his passion for people, led him to pursue his PMP and Scrum Master certifications. To honor Philip’s life & legacy, ProFocus will award $2,000 to a recipient annually that demonstrates the following:


  • Actively in or pursuing a career as a Scrum Master or Agile IT Project Manager.
  • Have a history of helping others.
  • Understand the impact compassionate team members can have in the workplace.

Thank you to everyone who shared this opportunity & thank you to everyone who applied. We are honored to make this an annual tradition in loving memory of Philip Lilly.

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