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buildingabetterworld.net Welcome! Whether you are an applicant, a donor, a past recipient, or just a visitor thanks for stopping by. Please take a look around our website, I think you’ll find that the quality of our scholarship winners reflect some of the best that the Oakridge School District has to offer. The Oakridge Education Association’s Building A Better World Scholarship consists of three separate scholarships concentrating on student philosophy and life plans in regards to Global Awareness, Community Involvement, and Independent Travel. Students write essays assessing the significance of each, in creating a more just and compassionate society. This student involvement taken together with the generosity of our donors, provides the opportunity for all of us in the Oakridge Community to work together and to help build a better planet for future generations. Please consider joining with us in this exciting and significant endeavor. A little history… Since its inception in 2003 we have awarded over 20 scholarships for more than $18,000. Winners have graduated from American University in Washington D.C., Northern and Central and Western Michigan University. Others have voyaged to Portland and Boston and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on the travel scholarship. This Spring Dani Patton, a 2008 winner is using her scholarship award to study abroad in Europe with Northern Michigan University. 2010 Scholarship 2009 Scholarship 2008 Scholarship 2007 Scholarship 2006 Scholarship 2005 Scholarship 2004 Scholarship 2003 Scholarship

Nyssa Swanson Tyler Darnell Dani Patton Jordan Holter Kristen Peabody Amanda Taylor Nick Waldo Sarah Fowler

Ariel Burrington Sam Ferrier Becca Houseman Sara Stewart Lyanne Wesley Kendall Tejchma Angela Vitto Jessica Stratton

Shelby Cardinal Corey Swanson Margarita Contreras D’Licia Green Renee Schmiege Lyndsey Gibson Shannon Smith Amber Hoagland

Join us please: You will notice above on the website banner - Where Are they Now? - We will be posting stories, videos, and audio podcasts of past scholarship winners and their updated lives. Also on the banner is a page dedicated to Scholarship Donors. In addition to recognition of all benefactors we will run short movies of the individuals and businesses who have chosen to give to this scholarship. We hope with these two links, to personalize our donors and our winners so that the OEA Building A Better World Scholarship nurtures a bond within the Oakridge family. If you would like to donate… we have a number of options open to you. ■ ■ ■ ■

MOST IMPORTANT - don’t worry how much to give ($10, $20, $30, any amount) It’s that you join us that matters most. We want your support more than your cash...but we need that too! You may now donate online with a secure credit card donation on the website via PayPal. by check made out to OEA Building A Better World Scholarship and mail it to Oakridge High School – 5493 East Hall Rd – Muskegon, MI 49442. or contact Bob Wood at bobwoodmsu@gmail.com or 616-402-8668.

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Invitation to a Scholarship 2012