Fall 2012 Education Debt Reduction Award Winners


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

The Fall 2012 Education Debt Reduction Award assists members with repayment of student loans.
The winners, who will receive $5,000 each, are:

  • Natasha Bowen, Strayer University, United States
  • Abhijith Anand, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Marlisa Dekeling, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Robert Donohue, Ashford University, United States
  • Benjamin Farnia, University of Texas at Dallas, United States

Congratulations to the winners!
Here’s what two of the winners had to say…
“It is with much gratitude I say thank you for awarding me the debt reduction scholarship. It is a big relief to receive help in reducing my higher education debt to the Australian government and ultimately makes everyday life easier. Ultimately, I would like to teach English to children in third world countries and empower them through literacy to make educated decisions throughout their lives.” -Marlisa (Lisa) Dekeling
“Medical school costs an incredible amount of money… and this scholarship is really going to help me pay for it all. So thank you Golden Key!” -Benjamin Farnia

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.