The Foundation will entertain requests for two types of deferrals:  (1) deferrals for reasons of health (of the student or of a family member of the student) and (2) deferrals to permit a student to take advantage of an exceptional professional development opportunity or participate in an exceptional service activity.  All deferrals are in the discretion of the Board.  Students interested in requesting a deferral must contact the President of the Board, David Vandermeulen ( as soon as possible, and the President will provide information on the complete process for making the request.  Initial requests must be made directly from a student, not from any third parties, including family members, teachers or academic advisors.