Deadline Nears for Bennington Rotary Scholarships
The Bennington Rotary Club is offering four $2,000 Scholarships to graduating students in each of the following categories: Technical college or accredited trade school; two-year college; four-year college. The scholarship awarded will be used to reduce your families share of college expenses, and is not intended to reduce any of the school’s scholarships, grants, loans or work-study awards to you.
Any graduating senior from Mount Anthony Union High School, any educational institution in Bennington i.e., home school, Grace Christian School, et al., or any Bennington County resident student, even if enrolled in a school outside the county, is considered eligible.
The selection criteria includes the character of the applicant; school and community service; academic record including grades and assurance that the applicant is capable of working on a post-secondary level; and financial need. Sons and daughters of Rotarians will be considered in the same light as other candidates.
In order for consideration, you application packet must include: the completed Application for and Family Financial form, your personal narrative statement, typed, which must include what you value most from your work, school and community activities; your intended field of study ahd why you chose it; how this scholarship will benefit you; your school transcript; and finally, two references.
Deadline for applications is May 23, 2014. All entries must be received by that date. Results will be announced on Senior Awards Night, June 11, 2014. A letter and/or e-mail message confirming the award will be sent to scholarship recipients after Awards Night.
For further information, or if you desire assistance completing the application, please contact Jim Thibodeau or your high school counselor. Completed application packets should be sent to Jim Thibodeau, Bennington Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, 112 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline of May 23, 2014 will not be considered.