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Aura Cacia® Awards Latest Round of “Partner in Education” Scholarships
Students at Four Prestigious Schools Receive Tuition-Assistance Award

URBANA, IOWA (June 27, 2011) —Aura Cacia, the leading aromatherapy manufacturer in the U.S., announced today it has awarded four $500 Partner in Education scholarships. The recipients include Elizabeth Yuri at Bastyr University, Stacy Simons at the California School of Herbal Studies, Jenny Ross at the Dandelion Herbal Center, and Andrew Wolf at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

In announcing the award, Tim Blakley, Aura Cacia aromatherapist and trainer, stated, “The schools selected for our Partner in Education Program are known for their rigorous curriculum, commitment to aromatherapy education and a strong dedication to sustainable and ethical practices. The 'stars' of tomorrow in the natural products industry are coming from schools like these.”

Jane Merten, Aura Cacia Senior Brand Manager, offered additional insight stating, “In their scholarship application essays, the student recipients did an excellent job of articulating their passion for learning more about aromatherapy and sustainable essential oil practices. We’re excited to award the scholarships to these winners who share the same values as Aura Cacia.”

Seattle’s Bastyr University is a non-profit, private university that is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the study of natural health. California School of Herbal Studies, also a non-profit institution, offers students a broad-based foundation in herbal medicine that can be completed during a full-time, eight-month intensive curriculum or a part-time weekend program. The Dandelion Herbal Center in Kneeland, Calif., offers an intensive, 10-month, weekend herbal-studies program. Located in Montpelier, the Vermont Center of Integrative Herbalism offers comprehensive herbalist training programs, including clinical experience gained through collaborative practice in a local community clinic.

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