Luminari announces student scholarships for international diplomacy camp

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Luminari has announced its third annual Luminari Award Scholars who will receive a scholarship worth more than $1,200 for admission to the Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization's "I Want To Be an Ambassador!" camp this summer.

Honored with the 2014 awards were Kaylee Gross of Chartiers Valley School District, David Han of Fox Chapel Area School District, Zyaire Fisher of Propel, Braddock Hills, Sydney Reyes of Riverview School District and Jacob Clark of West Jefferson Hills School District.

Luminari Award Scholars must demonstrate motivation, openmindedness and the willingness to learn as well as excellent personal and academic qualities.

The Luminari Award was developed as a merit-based scholarship. The program, open to participation by all schools in the Pittsburgh region, encourages educators to be directly involved in introducing the competition to all students in grades 7 through 11 and to oversee the successful completion of student applications.

This year, for the first time, Luminari will also be awarding a $500 educational grant to each school whose scholarship recipient commits to presenting a creative project in diplomacy subsequent to the Luminari camp experience.

“The Luminari Award is as much a recognition for students as it is an award to honor the schools and dedicated educators who support their students,” said Hilda Pang Fu, Luminari president.

The "I Want To Be an Ambassador!" camp focuses on the art and skills of diplomacy.

For more information about the Luminari Award Scholars program and the "I Want to be an Ambassador!" camp, contact Jill Campbell at 412-877-1888 or at Visit Luminari at


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