Centreville Rotary Club awards eight scholarships
CENTREVILLE — This June, the Centreville Rotary Club awarded scholarships to eight graduating seniors from Queen Anne’s County High School and the Gunston School. This eventful day has been happening for more than 40 years and has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship support to more than 200 students in the local community.
This year’s recipients were chosen by a special committee of Rotarians who selected among 27 applicants from the county’s high schools. The scholarships are both merit and need-based awards, using such criteria as academic performance over their four years of high school, community and ciivc involvement, school activities, volunteer activities, work experience and leadership contributions.
The committee also considered the applicant’s involvement in the school’s Rotary Interact Chapter, a service club sponsored by Centreville Rotary Club and Rotary Clubs across the globe.
The scholarship winners for 2017 are Paige Todd, Alexis Beaver, Kailey Boomer, Austin Thomas, Emma Feaga, Chase Klepper, Madalyn Romberger and Meg Williams. The students will be attending a variety of colleges and universities, such as Goucher College, American University, Salisbur y University, University of Maryland College Park and Virginia Tech. Students will study in the fields of biology, neuroscience, finance, international relations and mechanical engineering.
Funds to make these scholarships possible come from the proceeds of multiple fundraising projects of the Centreville Rotary Club. Through the participation of the local community and their involvement in such projects and events, such as the Artisans Festival, Flags for Heroes and others, enables the club to have significant net revenues to award the highest amount of scholarships possible.
It is the commitment of the Centreville Rotary Club to continually strive to increase the funds available for scholarships and allow an increasing number of students to benefit as they launch their education studies beyond high school.