COEDFO Members had the privilege to get to know Allison Villalobos. Allison was born in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 15 months. Living life with a chronic illness has made her a person full of great compassion and appreciation for the day to day.
She attended high school at Ursuline Academy in Dallas where she found her calling for service. She lived her whole life in Texas except when she attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She majored in elementary education and loves working with children.
Currently, she is an ABA therapist and has a great passion for what she does. Working with children who have special needs is something that has been a part of Allison's happiness since she was in first grade. She learned at this age that it did not matter what differences people had, every person has a gift to share.
The Contemporary Education Foundation’s Allison Villalobos Academic Scholarship is awarded to university students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts, or Nursing/Medical fields. This scholarship is awarded on a one-time basis per a given year to qualified full-time students that are US Citizens. Applicant must demonstrate need and academic accomplishment. Payments will be made directly to the academic institution to assist in covering the cost of tuition, fees and/or books. Students can apply again following year.
Funds Available per Year: Variable based on the availability of the funds
Application Deadline: October 30th of each year
Award Date: January 1st, each year
Applicants are required to provide all of the following documents in order to be considered:
• Application Form with Recent photo
1. Discuss why you need this scholarship and why you should receive it
2. Discuss your post-graduation goals
• Proof of college acceptance or transcript from current college
Return completed application and supporting required documentation via email to:
Contemporary Education Foundation (COEDFO)
The COEDFO Board Members will review the applicant’s scholastic ability, character, leadership potential, service to the community and need for financial assistance. Candidates selected as finalists may be interviewed by a Board member via phone call. Board members will discuss and vote to grant scholarships.
Recipients will receive a formal communication about their award.