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Hiliary Echo Douglas was a dedicated study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague who passed away in 2008. In 1999 Hiliary traveled to Vietnam with a Fulbright Fellowship to investigate modern theatre in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. After two more years working for various international cultural collaborations in Vietnam, Hiliary joined CET Academic Programs as the Vietnam Immersion Resident Director. Sadly, Hiliary’s young life was cut short in July 2008 by a car accident, hence her family’s desire to establish a legacy in her honor.

Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the Hiliary Echo Douglas Scholarship will award up to $5000 to a student for use during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Eligibility: The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life.

Deadline: The application deadline for the first award is November 14, 2011.

Details about the scholarship application can be found a: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org/applicants/scholarships/

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The Online Colleges.org is sponsoring the Support a Student Scholarship for Single Parents: the first scholarship of its kind!

A $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a single parent who is enrolled in an accredited online post-secondary institution. The scholarship will help pay for non-tuition related living expenses for the 2012 academic year that are not covered by the recipient’s current financial aid such as:

  • Rent
  • Childcare
  • Books and School Supplies
  • Utilities – Gas/Electric
  • Utilities – Internet Connection
  • Groceries

Please note that the funds will not be sent to the recipient student;  rather, Education Aid, Inc. will pay for the expenses directly. The student will be required to provide relevant supporting documentation necessary to validate any expenses being paid for on their behalf.

Eligibility: Attending an accredited post-secondary institution, participating in an online degree program or a campus-based degree program with a significant online component to it (such as online lectures or quizzes), receiving some type of financial aid, and/or a single parent.

Deadline: Application opens October 1, 2011 and must be postmarked/emailed by December 1, 2011

Website: http://www.onlinecolleges.org/scholarship/

Contact: Karyn Balfour at EducationAid.org

kbalfour@educationaid.org

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