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Princeton Rotary Club offers 2 scholarships to Princeton High students

Club now offers a four-year, $1,000 college scholarship

The Princeton Rotary Club will again present its scholarship program in 2022.

The Princeton Rotary Club now offers a four-year college scholarship as well as a vocational scholarship to graduating high school seniors.

The Swan Eickmeier Scholarship provides a $1,000 non-renewal scholarship to a graduating senior having been a Princeton High School student for a minimum of two years. The student must be pursuing a four-year college degree and enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

Selection will be based on a candidate’s academic achievement, extracurricular and community service activities, letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay about Rotary service and ideals. There will be an interview conducted by Rotary scholarship committee members as well.

The Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student in one installment following graduation. Scholarship money must be applied directly to tuition, room and board, fees and or books/media.

The Rotary Vocational Scholarship provides a $500 non-renewal scholarship to a Princeton High School graduating senior who has attended the high school for at least two years and is planning on attending a two-year vocational program. Criteria includes participation in community (volunteer) activities, senior projects, an essay in regards to what you have learned through serving others and letters of recommendation.

Funds for these scholarships are raised through various fundraising events sponsored by the Princeton Rotary Club. The Princeton Rotary Club also helps to funds other projects, programs and organizations throughout the community.

Founded in 1905 Rotary International was the world’s first service club organization. It is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe. There are 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. Its members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation and eradicate polio. Rotary members believe it starts with commitment to “service above self.”

Find further details and The Swan Eickmeier Scholarship application and the Rotary Vocational Scholarship application available online at: https:///phs-il.org/guidance/>click on “Scholarship List” in the Scholarship box or visit the Rotary Club of Princeton’s website at: https://princetonrotaryclub.com.

The applications can also be picked up at the Princeton High School guidance office.

Applications must be received by April 4. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after receipt of the applications. Notification of the scholarship recipients will be announced in May.