Chanmi Kim Molina
Colegio Decroly Americano (Tri-Association)
*Check back in summer 2020 for details on the opening of the 2020-21 application window.
The scholarships will be awarded to the students who demonstrate character strengths such as persistence and motivation, resourcefulness, as well as acceptance of other cultures and points of view. The nominated students should also display a genuine interest in, and sustained commitment to the welfare of others, as reflected through participation in school activities, and community/civic involvement. Factors considered in the selection process include academic achievement, financial need, and higher education and vocational aspirations that will impact future improvements within local and global communities. Leadership and service contributions that directly address community and societal needs and solutions will be considered in the selection process.
Margaret Sanders' career with Walsworth Publishing Company began in 1961. During her storied forty-year career, Sanders traveled the world assisting schools with the publication of their yearbooks. Sanders developed a very close connection with the overseas 'American/International' schools as well as their diverse and interesting populations. Sanders established this scholarship fund to "give back" to the community that gave her so many exciting opportunities and personal rewards. Further, The Margaret Sanders Foundation was established to fund educational opportunities for members of the overseas schools community that she found within our AAIE family. High school students graduating from an AAIE or Regional Association Member School within the various educational regions are eligible to apply. Only one candidate from each region will be put forward for the final selection process.
We are all in new territory with a threatened pandemic, placing our leadership skills into high gear. Your days are full, keeping everyone informed and safe. It is far from school as usual.
In support, AAIE will continue with our COVID-19 factual and every-other-day briefings. We will also ensure continuing online discussions with the most critical leadership question, "What are you learning that can help others meet this invisible and silent challenge?" Let us know if you are not receiving the briefings.
The leadership you provide now is essential to the welfare of everyone in your school community. Just as you are staying the course for so many of all ages, be sure to keep safe yourself. Your community needs you. And let us know how we can best support...because we are all in new leadership territory.
The AAIE Board and Mark