Congratulations 2009 Farther Foundation Scholars

16 well deserving students have been awarded Farther Foundation Scholarships to participate in educational travel programs this summer.

Lawrence volunteers with Ghanian Children

Lawrence volunteers with Ghanian Children

Congratulations to Lawrence, Chelsea, Jazmin, Maritza, Anna, Paula, Monica, Natasha, Diamond, Elizabeth, David, Nitza, Brenda, Cynthia, Myriam and Eddie.

They will participate in programs that take them to five different continents and give them the opportunity to learn, grow, engage in service, broaden their horizons and develop greater expectations and aspirations for their lives.

Our scholars have chosen several dynamic programs that will provide a variety of unique, challenging and life changing experiences for them.

  • Lawrence traveled to Ghana, Africa and attended Kokrobitey Institute to learn about Ghanaian history, arts and culture.
  • Chelsea will be in an intensive pre-college medical program at Vanderbilt University.
  • Maritza and Cynthia will travel to Italy with AFS, live with host families and immerse themselves in language and culture. Nitza will join AFS in Argentina, and Brenda will go to Japan.
  • Jazmin will join top national and international students for an academic summer at Choate Rosemary Hall prep school in Connecticut.
  • Paula will be in Hawaii with the Road Less Traveled pursuing outdoor adventure, eco-system restoration and home building projects.
  • Monica will learn outdoor leadership skills at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).
  • Natasha will spend the summer at Putney School in Vermont developing her artistic skills in a pastoral setting.
  • Diamond, Elizabeth and David will journey with Putney Student Travel to Costa Rica, Vietnam and El Salvador respectively where they will learn about native cultures and engage in service projects.
  • Anna will combine service, language and culture in Peru on her program with Visions Service Adventures.
  • Myriam and Eddie will travel to the Pacific Northwest with OpenRoads to learn documentary arts while adventuring in the outdoors.

Check out these program providers and the wonderful experiences they offer. Here at Farther Foundation we are proud to work with these great companies and organizations who believe in the talents and promise of students from underserved communities and partner with them and us to make these experiences possible.

Go Farther!

Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences. www.fartherfoundation.org.

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About gofarther

David is the founder and director of Farther Foundation,a charitable scholarship organization. Farther Foundation enables students from economically disadvantaged circumstances to explore interests, expand horizons, gain inspiration and elevate aspirations for leadership and success. We do this by providing scholarships and support for students to participate in educational travel experiences that are significant and potentially life changing.
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One Response to Congratulations 2009 Farther Foundation Scholars

  1. VISIONS is honored that a Farther Foundation Scholar chose to join us in Peru this summer. We look forward to introducing her to the people, culture and other wonders of the Sacred Valley.

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