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Blue Family International Volunteer Scholarship
Multiple Cities, Multiple Countries
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer,
Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/15/2015 04/01/2015 08/24/2015 12/18/2015
Spring 2016 03/15/2015 04/01/2015 01/25/2016 05/12/2016
Winter 2015-2016 03/15/2015 04/01/2015 12/14/2015 01/22/2016
Summer 2015 03/15/2015 04/01/2015 05/18/2015 08/21/2015
Fact Sheet:
Education Abroad Advisor: Danielle Varnes
Program Description:
The Blue Family International Volunteer Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Brian & Ann Blue in the name of the Blue Family. While their youngest son, Brandon, was attending the University of Washington he identified an organization for which he wanted to do volunteer service. He ended up volunteering for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos and serving for over a year at their home for children in Honduras. Subsequently his brother, Darren, joined him and served also in Honduras for over a year. Later Darren became a nurse and now serves as Medical Director for the NPH homes in Peru, Bolivia, Honduras and E1 Salvador.

Ann and Brian Blue attended NAU in the late ’60’s and are current residents of Flagstaff. Two of their sons, Darren Blue and Travis Blue, also graduated from NAU. Through their children they have become very active in support of NPH. It is in the spirit of international volunteerism as demonstrated by their children that this scholarship is offered.


This Fund shall be used to provide scholarships for students who meet the following criteria:
  • Enrolled full time as a student at Northern Arizona University (12+ credit hours);
  • Financial Aid need based;
  • Participating in volunteer work abroad through Center for International Education;
  • Preference given to students volunteering in Latin American countries;
  • Must submit a statement of purpose prior to volunteer work abroad along with scholarship application;
If awarded, scholarship recipients are required to write a letter to scholarship founders explaining importanceof volunteer work and how it had influenced the recipient’s world views after volunteer work.

Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Center for International Education Scholarship Committee in coordination with the NAU Office of Student Financial Aid. The annual scholarship award will be disbursed each year to one student enrolled at Northern Arizona University. The scholarship will be disbursed into awardee's LOUIE account for the term they will be abroad.

Deadline: March 15 for all programs starting after May 15th 2015
Award: $1,000 +