Friday April 19, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Rotary Club will offer college scholarships again this year to graduating students in Brattleboro Union, Leland & Gray Union, Hinsdale, N.H., high schools and at the Austine School. The amount of assistance will vary from $2,000 to $3,000 per student. A combination of financial need, academic achievement and community service will be used as the criteria for selecting the recipients. Applications and financial assistance forms are available at school guidance departments, and must be submitted by Friday, May 17, to John C. Mabie, c/o Corum Mabie Cook Prodan Angell & Secrest, PLC, 45 Linden St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. The awards will be presented during graduation festivities at each high school in June. In addition, the Rotary Club will invite every student given an award to attend a Rotary Club meeting this summer to be recognized by its members.

The Gateway Foundation was established by The Brattleboro Rotary Club 30 years ago to help enable deserving students to attend the college of their choice. It has given close to $400,000 in scholarships over the years. The scholarship money comes from annual Rotary fundraising projects including Christmas tree sales and generous contributions that have been made by Rotarians and members of the community over many years. The Brattleboro Rotary Club’s Gateway Foundation scholarships are different from the scholarships offered by the Sunrise Rotary Club.


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Every application must include a Dollars for Scholars application, a Parent Contribution Questionnaire (PCQ), a 250 word essay entitled, "What I learned by doing community service this year," and a current transcript of grades.

Interested students should contact their school guidance department or the Rotary Club, c/o John C. Mabie, Corum Mabie Cook Prodan Angell & Secrest, PLC, 45 Linden St., Brattleboro, VT 05301, 802-257-5292, ext. 2.