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Any former Amish Entrepreneurs out there?

We’ve spent a lot of time engaging with former Amish students on their academic ambitions but today we’d like to hear from those of you who have left the Amish and started your own business. Since I’ve started working in

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Emma Miller: Founder of Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund

About a year ago, I wrote a blog post about the founder of the Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund on my own blog. I am updating and reposting that here. I think Emma’s story is such a wonderful example of someone

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The Profile of a Philanthropist

I find serving on the committee for the Amish Descendant Scholarship Fund is both interesting and rewarding. I meet such dynamic and exciting people. I am so proud of my fellow former Amish friends and acquaintances. I love working with

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Cycling from London to Paris for ADSF

Tomorrow morning I’m setting out with two friends on the greatest physical challenge of my lifetime. We are cycling from London to Paris, a distance of close to 250 miles.I’m doing this for my birthday to raise money for the

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Apply Now for 2013 Scholarships

Thanks to our generous donors we have $10,000 of scholarships to give away this year and we are now accepting applications. If you grew up Amish and are pursuing a college education, please apply before August 10th to be considered. Now,

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We are overjoyed to announce that we now have $12,000 to award in scholarships this year! Because of generous donations, we can offer awards in increments between $1,000 and $5,000. We hope to build an endowment for the Amish Descendant

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Happy New Year!

As the first year of ADSF pulls to a close, we’d like to give a special thank you to all of you for your donations and words of encouragement. We know there are many other charitable needs in the world

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Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship

We are now accepting applications. There are two scholarships available worth $1000 each for the 2012 fall semester. The deadline to have your application in is Sept. 9th, 2012. In order to qualify for the scholarship you will have grown

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Fundraiser in Nappanee, Indiana – join the fun!

ADSF Fundraiser: Hog Roast and Community Social When: Friday, August 3rd Food will be served from 5-8pm Where: United Christian School 29522 County Road 52 Nappanee, IN 46550 Naomi is organising our first fundraiser in Nappanee, Indiana. There will be

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Is FAFSA broken for Amish youth?

As I mentioned in an earlier blogpost, it’s hard for former Amish youth under the age of 24 to get Financial Aid. That’s because in order to fill out a FAFSA, students also have to fill in their parents’ information because

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