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Release Date: June 17, 2014
Virginia Beach Students Awarded $2,000 from
Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program
Virginia Beach, Va.
– The Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program announced that Zoë Connor of
Princess Anne High School received this year’s Edgar Cayce Scholarship Award of $1,000. In
addition, two honorable-mention awards of $500 were given to Rachel Eker from Kellam High
School and Julia Rodil from Princess Anne High School. All three winners were selected from a
group of 28 applicants who submitted essays in response to the Cayce challenge to “make the
world a better place because you have lived in it.” Other criteria included their grade point
averages, test scores, acceptance at a college or university, and ability to maintain a well-
rounded life with sports and volunteer activities. The awards were presented at the June 12 staff
meeting at Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., and the students will be featured in the Oct-Dec 2014 issue of
A.R.E.’s membership magazine Venture Inward.
The Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program, created in 2007, exists due to the generosity of long-time
A.R.E. member Nancy Clark and the George Clark Foundation. Since its inception, A.R.E. has
awarded more than $18,000 in scholarships. As one of the many ways A.R.E. reaches out to the
local community, the goal of this annual scholarship program is to introduce young people to
the body-mind-spirit philosophy found in the Cayce readings. Candidates must be graduating
seniors, attending any Virginia Beach public or private high school, who have been accepted
into a college undergraduate-level program. A.R.E. staff members, volunteers, and their family
members, are not eligible for this scholarship.
Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries—all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to our conferences to hear expert speakers on subjects like ancient mysteries, holistic health, and spiritual development. A.R.E. also maintains an affiliation with Atlantic University. Through its many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life and a variety of religious backgrounds with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information, please visit EdgarCayce.org.