Rotary Club of Everett Awards Record Amount In Scholarships

May 22, 2018


Word in from the Rotary Club of Everett that they set a record Monday night in the dollar amount of scholarships to students from Everett High, Cascade High, Sequoia High, Glacier Peak High and Everett Community College. Here’s the update as sent along by Walt Greenwood:


Some of the 56 winners of scholarships awarded by the Rotary Club of Everett.

Some 56 Snohomish County students gained a head start last night as the Rotary Club of Everett handed out $202,200 in scholarships funded by Rotary members and donors.

In ceremonies May 21 at the Everett School District’s Community Resource Center, proud parents and Rotary Club members applauded as young people stepped to the front to receive their awards. The grants ranged from $500 to $19,750.

“Everett Rotarians view these scholarships as investments in the future of these students, and in the future of our community,” said club president Will McMahan. “These young men and women are the leaders of tomorrow, and we want to equip them with the tools they need to be successful.”

In total, the club has handed out more than $3.5 million in scholarships. This year’s total of $202,200 is the largest in club history. Rotarians work closely with school counselors to identify scholarship prospects. Those nominees are then interviewed by Rotary members, who make the final selection.

Supporting youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.

About Rotary: Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Formed in 1916, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and more than 30,000 clubs in 162 countries worldwide. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support many service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets at 12:00 noon every Tuesday at the Legion Memorial Clubhouse.


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