Blindsgalore Awards Student with American Business Women's Association Scholarship

San Diego, CA, September 26, 2016 --( Blindsgalore ( the women-owned e-commerce leader in custom window covers, blinds and shades, has awarded University of West Florida Master’s student Kayla Hamel of Pace, FL with an annual $2,000 scholarship, in the name of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Scholarship Fund.

This year’s scholarship essay topic asked applicants to describe their most valued item. Hamel, who is currently a 5th grade teacher studying for her Master’s Degree in Reading, discussed a simple fishing pole that taught her some of life’s most valuable lessons.

“I learned that paying attention to even the smallest things could make the difference in major events,” wrote Hamel of her fishing pole in her essay. She continued, “I also learned to slow down and wait for the right opportunity. If you feel a tug and set the line too early you will jerk the hook out of the fish’s mouth. If you set the hook too late, the fish will have time to wrap your line around a log and still getaway. This takes a lot of patience and perseverance, but when you finally catch your fish it is always worth it.”

“We’re thrilled to award Ms. Hamel with the ABWA Scholarship, said Blindsgalore President Alissa Walters. “She was a very impressive candidate and we’re happy to award it to someone who’s helping children learn and grow.”

Hamel plans to use the funds to help pay for her remaining year in the Master’s reading program.

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About Blindsgalore
Family and women owned and operated in San Diego, California, Blindsgalore is the first online retailer of window coverings, with over two million windows covered and counting. Customers are invited to order free swatch samples, allowing them to see and feel the products in their own home, and are offered free shipping. Blindsgalore is an industry pioneer and their limitless election of handcrafted window treatments and simplified step-by-step customization process means itʼs never been easier for customers to get themselves the windows theyʼve always wanted. All of Blindsgalore’s products are custom built to the customer's exact measurements for a flawless fit and designer look without a designer price tag.

About ABWA
The American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) mission is to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.
Anna Brodetsky-Lubischer