Rotary Awarding $12K in Scholarships

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The Milford Rotary Club is awarding $12,000 in scholarships. “This increase in funds is due to the generosity of the many sponsors of the Rotary Club Golf Tournament and Flags for Heroes fundraisers,” said Jim O’Neill, the Rotary Educational Foundation coordinator. This year the Club will offer three $2,000 Traditional scholarships, a $2,000 Warnell scholarship and will renew two Garbutt Family Trust scholarships for $2,000 each.

The Traditional scholarships will be awarded on the criteria of the student’s leadership, character, and citizenship as well as academic achievement. The Warnell scholarship will include the requirement that the student is planning a career in science or mathematics. The Garbutt Family Trust scholarship is renewable for four years, but is only offered to new applicants on odd years.

Scholarship applicants must reside in the service area of the Milford Rotary Club which includes all of the Milford School District. Graduating seniors in public, parochial, or private schools or home schooled seniors must submit their applications by April 20, 2016.

The Warnell scholarship is named after Joseph Warnell, a long term Rotarian, chemist, and former business owner. The Garbutt Family Trust scholarship is named for the late long time Rotarian and Milford business owner Thomas Garbutt and his wife and daughter. Applications are available on-line at www.milfordrotaryclub.com , from any high school guidance office, or by calling James O’Neill at 422-3207.