SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit-New Providence Rotary has awarded $20,900 in scholarships to seven graduating high school seniors from the two communities, the 91st consecutive year that the group has awarded scholarships.
Criteria for the awards includes academic achievement, community and school involvement, and financial need. Most of the scholarships go to students at Summit and New Providence High schools but, for the second year, one award also went to a student at the Union County magnet schools.
In announcing the awards, Rotary member Ellen Dickson said, “These young people already exhibit high levels of achievement. We’re not taking a chance on them; they’ve already shown themselves to be winners.”
These students received Rotary scholarships:
Summit Rotary was founded in 1922 and later grew to include New Providence. In addition to its community service projects, the club’s major thrust is scholarships for college-bound seniors from Summit and New Providence.
The group meets for Monday lunch at the Grand Summit Hotel at 12:15 p.m.. For more information regarding Rotary, visit snprotary.org.