The Rotary Club of the Boundary offers two, yearly vocational scholarships, available to local graduates entering post secondary vocational studies. These studies will be of a technical nature, such as agriculture, carpentry, and mechanics, etc. and the scholarships are not intended for university level studies. The Rotary Club of the Boundary serves both sides of the border, hence the two scholarships will be awarded to one student from Canada and one from Vermont. The territories of eligibility for Canadian students are local and include Stanstead, Ayer’s Cliff, Hatley and North Hatley.
These scholarships have recently been named in memory of Mr. Paul Lucas, as he was instrumental in their conception. The funds will be awarded on a merit basis, which will be assessed based on a student’s scholastic record, dedication to pursuing their field of study, and recommendations of the school’s guidance counsellor and teachers. Each scholarship is in the amount of $750.00 and will be paid directly to the institution of study to which the student has been accepted. The Rotary of the Boundary will choose the winners based on the applications received and winners will be invited as guests of the Club to receive their awards.
Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarships must do so through submission of a formal letter outlining their study goals and a description of community activities in which they have been involved. Students are also asked to indicate why they believe the Rotary Club should support their continuing studies. Accompanying the letter should be a transcript of the student’s grades and two letters of recommendation, one from their teacher and another from a member of the community. Letters are to be mailed to the attention of Mr. Allan G. Smith, Rotary Club of the Boundary, 7 Stewart Street, Stanstead, QC, J0B 3E5. All applications must be received no later than June 30, 2011. For additional information interested parties may contact the Rotary Club via their website at www.boundaryrotaryclub. org