This year, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club is awarding $56,000 in education scholarships to 12 high school seniors, attending schools within the Saratoga Springs school district. 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, and ultimately twelve finalists were determined.
Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to the Presidential Scholarship of $20,000 which was awarded this year to Perrin Jones, who will be studying quantum computing at the prestigious Columbia University in New York City.
Scholarships were also awarded in late May to Jenna Stiansen (University of Delaware), Luke Wurl (University of Notre Dame), Alyia Ruggles (Canisius College), Hannanel Sage (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Liam Madigan (Rochester Institute of Technology), Liam McKenna (The Julliard School), Emily MacDougall (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Martina Grant (St. Lawrence University), Meredith Craig (Northeastern University), Colin Brady (Johnson and Wales University), and Madeline Chudy (Worcester Polytechnic Institute).
Scholarships are funded through various means, including the Rotary Club’s annual Home and Lifestyle Show, held each March at the Saratoga City Center; a brunch held each October by the Saratoga Rotary Education Foundation; the endowment of the Saratoga Rotary Education Foundation; and through generous donations by individuals and businesses in the Saratoga Springs area.
For more information about donating to the club’s scholarship program, and if you know of a student who should be considered for a scholarship, please visit the club’s website at www.saratogaspringsrotary.org.