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Westfield Rotary Calls for College Scholarship Applications

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Past winners of Westfield Rotary Club scholarships. Credits: Chung Kun Shih and Peter Shih
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April 10, 2018 is the deadline for graduating seniors to submit their applications to the Westfield Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship Committee. To be eligible for undergraduate scholarship assistance applicants must be residents of Westfield and members of the Class of 2018 at Westfield High School or other accredited high school. 

Westfield High School applicants may only apply through the guidance department. Applications and other supporting data may be downloaded from the high school’s website, www.westfieldnjk12.org. Graduating seniors from other high schools may complete Rotary’s supplemental form found at http://westfieldrotary.com and mail to Carl Peer, Westfield Rotary Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 10, Westfield, NJ 07091-0010.Applications prepared electronically will not be considered. 

Due to the generosity of a Rotarian now deceased, one scholarship is available to a Westfield High School alumnus/alumna who is now a college graduate and will be attending law school. Such applicants will find instructions and an application at westfieldrotary.com

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The Westfield Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship Program is the oldest and largest in the town having awarded nearly $3 million in scholarship funding to more than 2,000 students since its inception in 1923 according to Carl Peer, who chairs this year’s Rotary scholarship selection committee. Other community-based committee members are Rotarians Mary Ellen O’Boyle, Anthony LaPorta, Nancy Jackson, Deirdre Gelinne and Chung Kun Shih.

The criteria for consideration, according to Mr. Peer, include high school achievement, financial need and evidence of significant community service.  He explained, “The Rotary motto is ‘Service Above Self,’ and, the service aspect of each applicant’s resume is of particular interest to the committee.” 

Marta Alexandre, who is chairman of the Rotary foundation board, stated, “Rotary’s group of scholarships, none of which is less than $1,000, are financed by proceeds from the club’s annual Breakfast With the Bands, other fundraisers during the year, and a managed fund comprised of donations and bequests by Rotarians, their families and friends. In addition to its own scholarship program, the club’s foundation administers several scholarships on behalf of the community-based Westfield Foundation.”

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