HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Seven Hillsborough high school students have been awarded post-secondary school scholarships totaling $12,000 by the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.

A decades-long tradition for the Club, the scholarship winners were selected from applicants who not only achieved academic excellence, but performed valuable community service in the spirit of Rotary.

“Each year, we are honored to recognize and support some of Hillsborough’s brightest and most community-minded young residents,” said Peter Passalacqua, coordinator of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough scholarship program. “These students exemplify the ideals of Rotary and are excellent role models for all of us.”

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Several of The Rotary Club of Hillsborough Scholarships are named after community organizations and noted Hillsborough residents whose years of community service have contributed significantly to the quality of life in the Township. 

The 2020 Scholarship winners are:


 
Manasi Soman, winner of the of the Interact Scholarship;
Amanda Cohen, winner of the Dix Skillman Scholarship;
Kaitlyn Dundorf, winner of the Assemblyman, N.J., Peter J. Biondi Scholarship;
Amanda Richardson, winner of the Michael Merdinger Scholarship;
Justin Hosszu, scholarship winner planning to attend trade school;
Joshua Anthony Bravo, winner of the Hillsborough Rotary Club/Organization for Autism Research Scholarship;
Mark Borek, scholarship winner and Hillsborough resident.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has over 35 active members, including business and professional leaders and retirees who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. 

While its bi-monthly dinner meetings are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hillsborough Rotary Club continues to meet virtually every other Wednesday.  Those interested in joining Rotary, or merely learning more about the organization, to visit the website - hillsboroughnjrotary.com or their Facebook page.