PRINCETON — The Rotary Club of Princeton has released information regarding the 2020 Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship Program.
Applications are available at the Princeton High School guidance office. The $1,000 non-renewable scholarships will be awarded to Princeton High School graduating seniors pursuing a two- or four-year college degree. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to students in one installment following graduation. Scholarship money must be applied directly to tuition, room and board, fees, and/or books/media.
The criteria for students applying for the scholarship will include enrollment as a student at PHS for at least one academic year prior to graduation, the intent to complete a college degree, and enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Selection will be based on candidates’ academic achievement, extracurricular and community activities, letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay about how Rotary service and ideals will play a role in their life.
Seniors may pick up a Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship application at the Princeton High School guidance office. Applications must be received by Monday, April 6. Notification of the scholarship award winners will be announced in May.
“This marks the 20th year the Rotary Club of Princeton will be offering scholarships,” said Judson Lusher, scholarship committee chairperson. “The Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship is another way for our members to show their support and interest in helping students further their education. Members take great pride in the scholarship program because it helps students financially and furthers our mission of helping others,” he added.
“Funds for the scholarship program are raised through various fundraising events sponsored by the Rotary Club of Princeton,” Lusher said. “The Rotary Club of Princeton also helps to fund other projects, programs and organizations throughout the community.”
Founded in 1905, Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. It is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe. There are 35,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. Its members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. Rotary members believe it starts with commitment to “Service Above Self.”