Established in 1997, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that raises funds to support the post-secondary education and vocational training of graduates from public and private high schools in the greater Saratoga community. The Foundation is striving to establish an endowment of $1 million.

13 Students Awarded Scholarships in 2018

Scholarship winners pictured: Benjamin Doern, Cami Denning, Isabella Guarnieri, Anastasia Ivanova, Renee Banagan, Grace Costa, Isabella Valdimarsson, Grayson DeMarco, Daniel Mattison, Jakob Weigand, and Grace Fornabia. (Not pictured: Catherine Griskowitz and Kathryn Grabowski who were attending Crew Nationals in Fresno, California during the award presentation.) They are flanked by Stephen Kyne, scholarship committee chairman (left), and Gregory Grieco, Education Foundation president.

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation awarded more than $60,000 in education scholarships to 13 high school seniors in 2018.

More than 60 applications were received from students attending Saratoga Springs High School, The Waldorf School, Saratoga Central Catholic High School, and the Saratoga BOCES. From those applications, students were selected for individual interviews.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to the Presidential Scholarship of $20,000, which was awarded this year to Benjamin Doern. He will attend Dickinson College with a goal of eventually running a not-for-profit organization to combat homelessness.

Scholarships were also awarded to Cami Denning, Isabella Guarnieri, Anastasia Ivanova, Renee Banagan, Grace Costa, Catherine Griskowitz, Isabella Valdimarsson, Grayson DeMarco, Kathryn Grabowski, Daniel Mattison, Jakob Weigand and Grace Fornabia.

Scholarships are funded through various means, including the Rotary Club’s annual Home and Lifestyle Show, held each March at the Saratoga City Center; an annual brunch by the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation; the endowment of the Saratoga Rotary Education Foundation; and through generous donations by individuals and businesses in the Saratoga Springs area.

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Apply Now for the 2018 Scholarships

2018 Rotary_Scholarship_Application

The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation awards about $69,000 through a variety of scholarships each year. The value of the individual scholarships ranges from $2,000 and up. Now is the time to apply!

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a high school senior attending private or public school within the Saratoga Springs City School District
  • Must pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or post-secondary vocational educational institution

Here’s the timeline:

  • April 16 — all applications must be postmarked
  • May — Finalists will be invited to a personal interview with the Scholarship Committee
  • June — Scholarship recipients are invited to attend the Rotary Award Luncheon where scholarships will be awarded

Download the application for all the details and share with an amazing student you know.

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Community Service Takes Center Stage at Fundraiser

On Oct. 29, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation held its annual fundraising brunch. Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk, longtime Rotarian Edward A. Lenz, and the Saratoga Center for the Family were recognized for their community service.

Read more about the event as covered by the Saratogian.

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You’re Invited to Our Fundraising Brunch

Our annual Rotary Education Foundation Brunch is right around the corner!
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The invitation with more information is below. Feel free to reserve your space or make a donation online at:
http://saratogaspringsscholarships.org/donate/

Click on the Donate Online link.

If you have any questions, please email info@saratogaspringsscholarships.org.

This year’s brunch will honor Maggie Fronk, executive director of Wellspring, Saratoga Center for the Family and feature a special tribute to Edward A. Lenz.

There will also be a silent auction to raise funds. Food is donated by Longfellows.

If possible, please RSVP by Oct. 10.

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