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Bennington Rotary Announces that we will give away five $2,000 Scholarships

March 15, 2011

Bennington, VT. The Bennington Rotary Club announces the 2011 Bennington Rotary Club Scholarships. This year, the Club has increased the amount of each scholarship and is offering a total of five (5) $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 purpose of the scholarship is to help reduce the family's share of college expenses for its student. It is not intended to reduce any of the intended school's scholarships, grants, loans or work-study awards to the student.

Any graduating senior from Mount Anthony Union High School, or any educational institution in Bennington, including private or parochial schools is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Home-schooled students are eligible as is any Bennington County resident student even if enrolled in a school outside the county.

Applicants are judged on:
  • Character, measured by the kinds of activities the student has been involved in; the applicant's in-depth personal narrative; and at least two references
  • Demonstrated school and community service (volunteering)
  • Academic record
  • Financial need
Applications are available from high school counselors; the Career Development Center; or from the Bennington Rotary Club website at Students who have questions, or who need assistance in completing the application may contact his/her high school guidance counselor or Bennington Rotary Club Scholarship Chairperson Patricia Gordon Michael at Historic Park-McCullough, North Bennington, VT; telephone at 802-442-5441.

The deadline for applications is: May 16, 2011. All entries must be received by that date. Completed application packets (signed application and financial forms, personal narrative statement, transcripts and references) should be sent to:

Patricia Gordon Michael
Bennington Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, c/o
Historic Park-McCullough
P.O. Box 388
1 Park Street
North Bennington, VT 05257

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline of May 16, 2011 will not be considered. Results will be announced on MAUHS Senior Awards Night, June 8, 2011. A letter and/or e-mail message confirming the award will be sent to scholarship recipients after Awards Night.

By: Patricia Gordon Michael (Club Member & Rotary Club Scholarship Chairperson)

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