Sunrise Rotary accepting scholarship applications

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation is now accepting applications for both the Brattleboro Sunrise Scholarship and the John Penfield Scholarship.

The Brattleboro Sunrise Scholarship is for students of any age who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants can be pursuing any field of study.

The John Penfield Scholarship honors founding member and the first president of the Sunrise Rotary Club, John Penfield, who embodied the ideals of Rotary and was an exemplar in the automotive field. This scholarship was created to honor his spirit of giving to the community, his dedication to service, and his expertise in the automotive field. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be pursuing a technical field, preferably automotive in focus.

The Sunrise Rotary Foundation is a non-profit and tax-exempt organization which provides annual scholarships. It is funded by annual Rotary fundraising projects and generous contributions from Rotarians and other community members.

Applications are accepted each May from continuing education students and graduating seniors at the following local schools: Brattleboro Union High School, including the Windham Regional Career Center, Hinsdale, N.H., and Leland and Gray. Criteria for the awards are academic achievement, financial need, and community service, all of which are weighed evenly. Applications are available online at or at school guidance departments, and must be postmarked by May 16 and submitted to Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1995, Brattleboro, Vt., 05301-1995.


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