Deadline approaching for Rotary Scholarships
Eligible Grove High School seniors are strongly encouraged to submit their application for a Grove Rotary Scholarship before the deadline of Wednesday, March 22. Grove Rotary Club offers three college scholarships every year, with the 2023 awards each totaling $7,600 paid out over four years.
"Completed applications should be submitted to the high school guidance counselor’s office" said Pauline Hale, chair of the Rotary Education Committee, which administers the scholarship program. Application forms are available on the school’s web site at www.ridgerunners.net and on the Grove Rotary web site at www.groverotary.org.
"Grove Rotary is very proud to offer one of the most substantial local scholarship programs in the area," Hale said. "Our Rotarians work hard to raise funds so that deserving students may realize their dreams of achieving a college education. We urge every student who meets the program’s minimum requirements to apply for a Rotary scholarship."
In order to qualify for the scholarships, applicants must: Be a U.S. citizen and graduating senior at Grove High School; have a minimum weighted GPA of 3.5; and hold a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT total of 1120.
"To varying degrees, the three scholarships focus on academic achievement and financial need, as well as leadership and overall potential" Hale said. "We have had many outstanding scholarship recipients over the years and we’re delighted to watch their successes as contributing members of society."
Grove Rotary’s scholarship program has grown over the years, thanks to successful fundraising efforts such as LobsterFest and the generosity of the Grand Lake community. The club’s annual scholarship program supports 17 students, including three new four-year college scholarships valued at $7,600 each. Every year, Rotary also awards three full-tuition vocational scholarships to Northeast Technology Center in Afton. Combined, both college and NTC scholarships represent a current-year value of $29,250.
Grove Rotary, which currently has 183 members, is committed to responding to community needs, consistent with the club’s motto of “Service Above Self.” Rotary’s primary objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop service projects that address critical issues, such as children at risk, disabled persons, health care, poverty and hunger, clean water, polio eradication, literacy, and numeracy.
Rotary International also supports programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals, as well as vocational and career development.