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Spring 2017 | Volume 19 | Number 3
Table of Contents-Spring Issue

Margaret Sanders International Schools Scholarships

This prestigious annual scholarship is available to graduating students studying at NESA 'member'-status schools. To be eligible, students must be applying to 501 (c)(3), US chartered, degree-granting institution and be currently studying at an NESA 'member' status premium member school. Awards are $4,000 each.

Congratulations to Sima Bou Jawde from the American Community School at Beirut, Lebanon (a NESA member school), for being one of this year's scholarship recipients!

Sima's interests include tuturing Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Model United Nations, theater performance, playing volleyball and soccer, and community service. She plans to study neuroscience and aspires to work with Doctors Without Borders.

Born in 1910, Margaret Sanders was a pioneer for her time, holding roles as varied as advertising designer, writer, air traffic controller, photographer and international yearbook representative. Her career with Walsworth Publishing Company began in 1961 and during the subsequent four decades, she travelled the world assisting schools with the publication of their yearbooks. This exciting career afforded her the opportunity to develop a close identification with overseas “American/ International” schools and their diverse and interesting populations.

Margaret passed away in June 2009. Her legacy continues via the scholarship foundation through the United Way Foundation of Sarasota County to serve international schools in perpetuity.

For more information and an application packet, educators at NESA member schools should contact their school's NESA Wider Circle Representative.