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Edgar Cayce 2018 Scholarship Program Honors Five Graduates


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Edgar Cayce 2018 Scholarship Program Honors Five Graduates


Virginia Beach, Va. – Now in its 11th year of awarding scholarships to Virginia Beach City Public High School seniors, five local students were recently recognized by the 2018 Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program. This year’s top $1,000 scholarship winner was Benjamin Freeman from First Colonial High School. In addition, four honorable mention awards of $500 each were given to Roark Corson, Elijah Edwards, and Natalie Kubicki, from Ocean Lakes High School; and Kasey Sutryk from Princess Anne High School. All five students were able to accept their awards on June 6, from Executive Director and CEO Kevin J. Todeschi, at Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.).

“We hope these scholarships help encourage and support these hard-working students to grow in mind, body, and spirit,” Todeschi said. “Since its inception, the Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $25,000, all generously funded by long-time A.R.E. member Nancy Clark and the George Clark Foundation.”

These recipients set themselves apart among applicants with essays in response to the Cayce challenge to “make the world a better place because you have lived in it.” Freeman plans to attend Tidewater Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant Program to help people heal their body, mind and soul. Roark plans to attend the University of Virginia, majoring in chemistry. Edwards will attend Hampden-Sydney College, Lexington, Va. Kubicki plans to major in biology at Duke University, Durham, N.C. Sutryk is enrolled at Baylor University, studying health sciences.

In addition to essay responses, students were scored according to 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 Edgar Cayce Scholarship Program is open to any Virginia Beach public or private high school student who has been accepted into a college undergraduate-level program (it is not open to A.R.E. staff members, volunteers, and their family members). The students will be featured in the final 2018-issue of the organization’s member magazine, Venture Inward.

Each soul enters in each experience for a lesson, a development.

-- Edgar Cayce reading 1089-3

For knowledge or understanding or wisdom or what not, if it be not applicable in thy daily experience with thy fellow man it is as naught.

-- Edgar Cayce reading 1285-1

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 Cayce readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center & Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massage, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. The campus is also home to Atlantic University which offers two masters degrees (Transpersonal Psychology and Leadership Studies) through an online platform, as well as continuing education and certificate programs. Through A.R.E.’s many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, individuals from all walks of life and religious backgrounds are provided with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels—body, mind, and spirit. For more information, please visit