Released by Milford Rotary Club
This year the trustees of the Milford Rotary Club Educational Foundation made several scholarship changes. “We are still offering five new scholarships this year”, said Jim O’Neill, the foundations coordinator, “but the trustees changed some names, criteria and increased the amount of the scholarships” The foundation will be offering $12,500 in new scholarships, and $16,500 in total. “We were able to provide these scholarships due to the generosity of the Rotary Club members and the many sponsors of the Rotary Flags for Heroes fundraiser,” he said.
This year’s scholarships are two Rotary Traditional scholarships at $2,500 each, one Rotary Warnell scholarship at $2,500, one Donovan Interact scholarship at $2,500, one Rotary Service Above Self scholarship at $2,500, two renewals of Garbutt Family Trust scholarships at $2,000 each.
The Traditional scholarships will be judged 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 Donovan Interact scholarship is being funded by Rotarian Jack Donovan and is intended for a member of an Interact Club, Rotary’s high school affiliate.
The Rotary Service Above Self scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s exceptional community service.
Renewals for two Garbutt Family Trust scholarships will be made at $2,000 each. This four year renewable scholarship is offered new on alternate years.
All 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, charter, parochial, or private schools or home schooled seniors must submit their applications by April 20, 2022. Children and grandchildren of Milford Rotary Club members are not eligible.
The Warnell scholarship is named after the late 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, his wife, Marie, and daughter, Gail.
Applications are now available for download at www.milfordrotaryclub.com, Paper copies may be obtained by contacting a school guidance office or by calling James O’Neill at 302-422-3207.
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