By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– As the 2017 / 18 school year begins, Victorville Rotary wants to encourage students to do their best. High school students heading to college and Victor Valley College students are again reminded that come the spring they too can apply for Victorville Rotary Scholarships by visiting the Victorville Rotary Website.
This past school year Victorville Rotary awarded $500 scholarships to five high school seniors heading to college:
- Christopher Kwok from University Prep going to Ohio State University;
- Georgette Guzman from Silverado going to Cal State San Bernardino;
- Mandy Shek from University Prep going to UC Irvine;
- Jennifer Hunsucker from University Prep going to UCLA; and
- Bethany Boyd from Victor Valley Christian going to Corban University.
Victorville Rotary also awarded $2,600 in scholarships to VVC students:
- Timothy Morgan – Bill Porter Memorial Aviation – $1,000;
- Anthony James Brooks – Gene Gregory Memorial – $600; and
- Marie Scot – William O’Keefe Memorial – $1,000.
Scholarships are not the only service programs from Victorville Rotary. This fall VV Rotary will be seeking Mini Grant applications from area school teachers. Over the last 15 years VV Rotary has awarded approximately $100,000 in Mini Grants to teachers who present an interesting project to help their students learn in new ways or to work on innovative class projects. These small grants (maximum of $300) have helped scores of teachers who otherwise often spend their personal funds to do similar projects. Teachers from VESD, VUHSD, Helendale, Oro Grande, and VV Christian are eligible and have all been recipients over the years.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.Org