REMINDER: The application process closes on August 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm and no applications will be reviewed on, or, after 12:00 a.m. on September 1, 2019.
We are excited to offer the second annual Spa in Me Retreat Scholarship. The scholarship awards one woman with admission to the Rest, Reset, and Restore Retreat and Pajama Party, on October 26, 2019, and onsite lodging in the bridal suite, from Friday, at 3:00 p.m., October 25, 2019, until Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., on October 27, 2019, at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Cedar Creek, Texas.
After a decision is made by the scholarship committee to award an applicant with a scholarship, we will notify her about the decision.
Take this opportunity to carve out time for yourself. You have nothing to lose by applying, but you have everything to gain by writing your story and seeking the restoration that you deserve.
You can start submitting your applications on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. The application process closes on August 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm. We will not accept late applications. This means we will not accept applications on September 1, 2019, at 12:00 am, or, thereafter.
The following are the eligibility requirements to apply for the scholarship. This means, before submitting an application, you must meet the following criteria. Information on what to include in the application and how to apply is provided below.
1) A woman applying for the scholarship must be a caregiver of a family member, of any age, with a mental or physical impairment.
2) A woman applying for the scholarship and the family member with the impairment must live in the same household. Although we understand there are family members you may assist that may not live with you, please understand that this scholarship is only for the woman caring for a family member with a mental or physical impairment that actually lives with her.
3) You must be 18 years of age, or over, to enter.
4) You must be a woman who lives in Texas.
Only applicants that follow all of the steps below will be considered by the Scholarship Committee.
What does the scholarship cover?
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What does the scholarship not cover?
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Scholarship Committee Members
Mindy Frye is a Christian, wife, mom, and health and wellness advocate. Her utmost desire is to honor God in all areas of her life, and seeing our bodies as a Temple. She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the health and wellness industry. She is currently the President of Frye Enterprises, which specializes in various wellness products, and has nationwide reach with over 500 team members. She also has held the most challenging and satisfying job of all, and that is being a mom. She has been married for 23 years, and has three daughters who are 19 yrs old, 17 yrs old, and 12 yrs old, plus hosted an international student for three years. In addition, Mindy is currently a member of the Concordia High School Prayer Team and is the Cheer Team Coach.
Mindy has a passion for helping moms and their children. She has served as a Children’s Leader in the intensive Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) program for many years. She also has a passion for honoring God in our marriages and co-lead a marriage focused home group, along with her husband, for seven years.
Before embarking in the entrepreneurial world, Mindy’s background includes competing at high levels in athletics, being awarded the NCA All American Cheerleader, being a member of a two-time NCA National Championship Cheer Team, and cheering at the D1 level, at the University of Colorado. Outside her professional life, Mindy stays active as a runner and enjoys the outdoors as much as possible, including going on many challenging hikes over 14,000 feet in elevation (14ers). Currently, she resides in Austin, TX, with her husband of 23 years and daughters.
Brigett Kash has been in some aspect of the health and fitness industry for more than 25 years. She has used her training, education, and experience in developing a comprehensive training program that is your guide to achieve Total Optimization.
She has a Master of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Physiology, a teaching certificate in Secondary Biology for Life, along with a Personal Training Certifications (NCCPT, Onnit Academy Certified and Gold’s Fit Coach Certification). She loves learning and growing every day. As a single mom and an athlete, Brigett can relate to the physical and mental challenges that women go through and she depends on her deep spiritual connection and mindset to help her continue to overcome life’s challenges in order to grow.
“My true life's passion is helping others achieve their health and fitness goals and live the healthiest life possible” says Brigett. “I have always loved being active and working out, starting in childhood and through high school, college, and even to my first body-building show. I believe that being healthy is more than just exercise. It’s about healthy thinking and eating as well. It’s a lifestyle.” The BodyF1RST program is about giving you the tools and knowledge to be physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger so you can be the person you truly desire. BodyF1RST focuses on 4 Elements she believes will lead to Total Optimization through Spirit, Mindset, Nutrition and Exercise. You can find more information about the programs and services offered by Brigett at https://getfitafterbaby.com/.
Moya McKenna is a transplant to Austin, Texas, and works as an attorney regulating the financial side of the insurance industry. Law came along as a second career as Moya spent quite a few years working as a management consultant and accountant in Washington, D.C. Before landing in Texas, Moya lived from coast to coast in the USA, and spent several years living out of the country as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, West Africa, as a law student in Dublin, Ireland, and as a lawyer working at a nonprofit law institute on free speech issues in Pezinok, Slovakia. Her love of travel grew out of her parents' immigrant roots and her quest to learn about and help others -- also inherited from her parents -- is never far from her mind. While studying at Fordham University in the Bronx, NY, she pursued a peace and justice course of studies in addition to her traditional economics degree. The peace and justice classes opened her eyes to the world outside her own and lit a fire in her fed only by continuing to find ways to use her experiences to help others. She has worked on wrongful imprisonment cases, one of which resulted in the release of a young man who spent seven years of his precious youth in jail on unfounded charges. She also continues working with Amenons Nos Filles a L'Ecole, a nonprofit she and Coumba Dieng, a Mauritanian colleague, began over fifteen years ago that focuses on sending girls to school who would not otherwise have the opportunity in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Moya is always looking for a way she can be of service to others.
Sade Ogunbode is the owner of the Law Office of Sade Ogunbode, located in Austin, Texas. She is a best-selling author and a 2016 recipient of a national Top 40 Under 40 Award for her contributions to consumer protection. Her work serves families dealing with property disputes or facing impending foreclosure. Prior to practicing law, she worked as a special education teacher and as a software analyst.
A year after obtaining her law license, Sade founded her private practice where she handles real estate and consumer rights matters, with an emphasis on cases such as foreclosures, real estate title disputes, and construction contracts.
She promotes the development of the next generation of young lawyers and recently served as Chair of the Solo/Small Firm Section of the Austin Bar Association, and Co-chair of the Austin Bar Mentoring Program. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Austin Bar Leadership Academy.
Her most important accomplishment is the ability to inspire hope in people of diverse backgrounds.
Sade attained her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston and received her juris doctor from South Texas College of Law. She has been licensed to practice law since 2010 and also holds a Texas state Mediator certificate.
Sade volunteers time with the Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas and Volunteer Legal Services. She presents at the People’s Law School program yearly, on topics such as consumer law and collection defense.
Felicia Reed is the founder of Felicia Reed Photography. Felicia Reed Photography is a portrait photography studio taken to a new level. Its services are uniquely designed to help the client truly understand his/her own value and genuinely enjoy the way they look and feel, not just for the duration of the shoot but for long after as well. By handling every aspect of the shoot from wardrobe and hair to makeup and other styling, Felicia Reed’s services provide a full experience that alleviates insecurity and breeds a confident rich environment for the client.
Rachelle Nicolette Robles is a managing attorney at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, where she works to serve the people of the State of Texas with respect to electric, water, and telecommunications utilities.
Camille Walker, JD, is a consultant and strategist with more than 25 years of experience in the legal and business industries. Camille helps entrepreneurs strategically create businesses so they can earn what they want and have more time to enjoy their lives.
Camille earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing at Texas Tech University and her law degree from University of Houston Law Center. Camille began her law career as an assistant city attorney, but was quickly identified as a leader, trainer and effective team builder. She trained employees and management in issues related to customer service, diversity and inclusion. She has practiced law for more than 25 years with a diverse practice ranging from probate, disability, and consumer related issues.
She began her consulting business to help overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated professionals, and small business owners to become confident in their ability to achieve results.