Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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Special Scholarships

PCAFPD Special Scholarships include memorial scholarships, and individual or group sponsorships. Costs for tuition, books, fees, and living allowance for each student average $1000 per year. For more information about special scholarships, please contact us.

Julia Campbell Memorial Scholarships
There are two special scholarships in memory of Julia Campbell, a Peace Corps Volunteer who was slain in April 2007 while hiking in the rice terraces.

Learn more about Julia Campbell and the scholarships.

Rachel Singer Memorial ScholarshipRachel Singer
Rachel Singer was a Volunteer in Batangas from 1963-65 and worked for t
he Peace Corps in Washington D.C. for several years after her return. For the past nearly 25 years, Rachel was a pivotal player at the New York Blood Center. In addition to her duties as Assistant to the President, she often served as a bone marrow courier, bringing that life source to people all over the world. Rachel was a talented singer who originally stirred our souls in Manila’s pubs, an avid folk dancer, tennis player, runner, and aspiring golfer. But most of all, she was a good friend to all who knew and loved her. At the time of her death from stomach cancer on June 29, 2007 at the age of 67, she was planning a return trip to the Philippines. This scholarship honors her memory and is intended to help complete that circle for her.
Donations can be made online through this website or by mailing a check to:
PCAFPD, Box 100114, Arlington, VA 22210.
Please include a note that your donation is intended for the Rachel Singer Memorial Scholarship.

The Association of Philippine Practicing Physicians of Arizona
APPPA is a membership organization of Filipino physicians founded in 1975 to support the professional development of its members. The group is also involved with community projects and sponsors cultural programs. Like many Filipino organizations in the United States, APPPA has not forgotten its roots. Members have responded to natural disasters in the Philippines and have carried out Medical Missions in Baguio, Naga, Cagayan de Oro and Zambales. The Association sets aside a percentage of its membership dues in a scholarship fund.
The APPPA Board recently decided to work through PCAFPD, and the lucky recipient of the first APPPA scholarship is Vanessa Esquivias of Sorsogon, the oldest of four children of a widowed mother. Vanessa will attend Bicol University in Gubat to earn a degree in elementary education. PCAFPD is delighted to welcome APPPA into its network of supporters.

Douglas R. Watts Memorial Scholarship
Doug Watts (Group 1) served in the barrio of Rizal, Casiguran, Sorsogon from 1961-63. Doug had a great interest in the natural world and marine life in particular. While in the Philippines he explored the sea shore life and inspired Filipino children to be curious about the sea and the balance of life. A native of Hampshire, Doug had a BA and Masters in biology from the University of New Hampshire. Following Peace Corps service, Doug taught in the Trust Territories schools on Palau in the West Caroline Islands. Later Doug joined the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which took him all over the globe and gave him a chance to indulge his insatiable appetite to experience exotic places and cultures. Doug died on September 22, 2002 of a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife Liz, their three children, and two grandchildren.

Soledad Tejada Memorial Scholarship
Soledad TejadaSoledad Taopo Tejada, known to most PCVs as Mama Choleng or Mama Ying, welcomed volunteers into her home in Catanduanes for over 35 years. Mama Choleng was a head teacher when she first began working with PCVs. As she advanced to principal and later to district supervisor, she remained a foster mother to all PCVs in the province. The home she shared with her husband, Pio, was a place for volunteers to meet, relax, and share their experiences. She looked after them with tender care, especially when they were sick, but when she felt they were out of line she also admonished them to be good -- just like a real mother. The parents of the PCVs often wrote to thank her for her warm concern for their children. Her daughter, her nephew, and one grandchild all married PCVs. Mama Choleng died suddenly in March of 1997 at the age of 76. As a token of their appreciation for all she did for them, volunteers of Catanduanes established a scholarship in her name.

BIMAK Scholarship
BIMAK is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the Igorot heritage among Filipino-Americans residing in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. BIMAK is acronym for Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Apayao, Abra and Kalinga, the provinces comprising the Cordillera Administrative Region in Northern Philippines. It is a community where the members, who are away from home, celebrate the cycle of life the Igorot way, re-rooting themselves to the strong values of their past. It also aims to give assistance to brethren back in the Cordilleras. BIMAK has partnered with PCAFPD for a number of years, making scholarship contributions in honor of Pamela Johnstone Moguet, BIMAK member and PCV in the Philippines in 1978-1980. Pam died of breast cancer in 1994 at the age of 38.
Pam and Henry Moguet
Pam and Henry
Maureen Joan Carroll Scholarship
Peace Corps/Philippines
Group 1 members donated over $5000 to establish a scholarship to recognize fellow group member Maureen Carroll. The award acknowledges Maureen's leadership over the years to keep Group 1 folks in touch with each other and her long and dedicated service as a Board Member of PCAFPD.

Past Individual Sponsors
Many thanks to the following people who have sponsored scholars in the past: Lynn Gorton, Martha Allshouse-Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Rey Bald, Lane and Jill Johnson, Chris and Glen Newhall, Dr. and Mrs. Jay Slosberg, and Allen Rothenberg.

Maureen Carroll and Ron Peters

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