Rotary offers scholarships

BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club is offering college scholarships again this year to graduating students at Brattleboro Union, Leland & Gray and Hinsdale, N.H., high schools. A combination of financial need, academic achievement and community service will be used as the criteria for selecting the recipients. In addition, the inaugural John Penfield Memorial scholarship will be awarded to a qualified student who will pursue a career or education in the automotive trades. This specific scholarship is awarded in memory of the club's first president, John Penfield.

Applications are available at each school's guidance department and at the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club website,, and must be postmarked by Friday, May 13, to Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1995, Brattleboro VT 05301.

The scholarships will be awarded during senior awards night ceremonies at each high school in June.

The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club has given out close to $200,000 in scholarships over the past 20 years. The scholarship money is raised from the proceeds of the club's annual Nothin' but Net 3 on 3 basketball tournament each spring.


The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club scholarships are different from those awarded by the Brattleboro Rotary Club's Gateway Foundation.

Students interested in applying for these scholarships should contact their school's guidance department or visit our website

Smith named to Dean's List

MANCHESTER, N.H. >> Melanie Smith, a French major with a minor in secondary education, was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2015 semester at Saint Anselm College. Smith is the daughter of Jocelyn and David Smith, of Hinsdale, N.H.