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Princeton Rotary awards Swan-Eickmeier scholarships

Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:31 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:38 a.m. CDT
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Kelly Schmidt, Roger Swan, and Ryan Jensen.
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Lori Compton, member of the Scholarship Committee, Ryan Owens, Roger Swan, Lindsay Hartwig, and Roger Gustafson, committee member.
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Joe Park, Scholarship Committee member, Megan Smith, and Dr. Jeff Dzik, committee member.

PRINCETON — The Princeton Rotary Club has been awarding the Swan-Eickmeier scholarships to Princeton High School seniors for 14 years. The scholarship is named for Roger Swan and Roger Eickmeier, longtime Rotarians and leaders in the community. The $1,000 non-renewable scholarship is paid directly to a graduating senior who intends to pursue a two-year or four-year college degree. The scholarship funds must be applied to the cost of tuition, room and board, fees or books/media.

The following Princeton High School seniors received Swan-Eickmeier Rotary Scholarships this year:

Lindsay Hartwig will be attending University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. She will major in biology. Her goal is to become a pediatric surgeon.

Kelly Schmidt will be going to school at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. She intends to explore many options as she maps out her goals.

Megan Smith will be traveling to Charleston to attend Eastern Illinois University. She plans to take courses that will lead to degree in speech pathology.

Ryan Jensen will be attending Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. He plans to major in music with a minor in music business.

Ryan Owens will be attending Illinois State University in Normal. He will be majoring in computer science.

Selection is based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay expressing how Rotary service and ideals will play a role in their life.

Including 2014, 53 scholarships have been awarded to PHS students amounting to a total of $53,000 dollars. Funds for the scholarships are raised through various club fund raising activities and events.

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