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Greenville Rotary to offer 2020 student scholarships

Greenville High senior Solai Pomtong is one of many graduating seniors applying for a Rotary Club of Greenville scholarship. Photo submitted

The Rotary Club of Greenville wants to help students in Indian Valley get the training they need to contribute to their community. With that goal in mind, Rotary members are pleased to announce that the club will be presenting multiple scholarships in 2020 to graduates of Indian Valley high schools who plan to pursue an academic or vocational education.

Accredited four-year universities or two-year community colleges will qualify, and so will accredited vocational schools where students may pursue such fields as lineman, welding and culinary arts, plumbing and other vocations.

The highest award will be a Distinguished Student Renewable Scholarship for one 2020 grad in the amount of $1,000 per year for up to four years.

The next level will be one-year Distinguished Student Scholarships for 2020 grads in the amount of $500 or $1,000.

The club will present as many scholarships at this level as it has funding for. Already pledged is $2,000 in this category and Greenville Rotary expect that number to grow.

Finally, Greenville Rotary will present one Alumni Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a previous graduate of an Indian Valley high school who is either continuing his or her education or is going back to school to pursue an academic or vocational education. There is no age limit for this scholarship.

These scholarships may be awarded based on need or merit. Students who have a good academic record as well as students who have financial need are encouraged to apply.

Scholarship deadlines

Distinguished Student Scholarship applications must be turned in to Indian Valley high school offices before those offices close Friday, May 22.

The Alumni Scholarship application must be sent to Greenville Rotary at P.O. Box 207, Greenville, CA 95947, and postmarked by Monday, May 18.

Applications are available at both Greenville High School and Indian Valley Academy offices or from Rotarian Travis Rubke at 284-6473 or [email protected] or from Rotarian Kest Porter at 616-0226 or [email protected].

Scholarships will be awarded at the high school graduation ceremonies in June.

In its effort to support as many qualified students as possible, the Greenville Rotary Club is collecting tax-deductible donations in any amount. Any administrative or ancillary costs will be borne by the Greenville Rotary Club so that the full amount of all donations will go to students.

As of Feb. 11, $7,000 has already been pledged. Any business, group or individual who would like to help support this effort can send their tax-deductible donation to Greenville Rotary at the address listed above.

For more information, contact Rubke or Porter at the phone numbers or email addresses listed above.

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