Orlando, FL, May 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Each year the Rotary Club of College Park takes the proceeds from their annual Edgewater BBQ fundraiser to offer two $1,000 academic scholarships to area seniors. Participating schools ask seniors to submit essays with the topic choice selected by the Rotary Club – topics engage students to examine Rotary and the principles of the Rotary Four Way Test. This scholarship fund was created several years ago with the intention of giving more students an opportunity to receive money towards their academic goals.
The scholarships are awarded to seniors at local high schools and must be used towards the higher learning institution of their choice whether it’s a university, community college or vocational school. Funds can be used for any appropriate needs including books, tuition, food, housing, etc. The winners will be reading their essays to the club at the June meeting.
The Rotary Club of College Park is proud to announce the 2010 Scholarship Recipients:
Bishop Moore Catholic High School
College Attending/Major: Carnegie Mellon University/Engineering
Edgewater High School
College Attending/Major: Valencia Community College (then UCF)/EMS
Rotary, founded in 1905, is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders uniting to provide humanitarian service and goodwill through community service projects. Rotary club members work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
Feel free to join them for a meeting to see what your College Park Rotarians are doing for your community. Meetings are every Thursday morning from 7:30 am - 8:30 am at Dubsdread Country Club, 549 W. Par Street, Orlando (breakfast included). For more information visit www.CollegeParkRotary.org