The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club awarded $50,250 in scholarships to twelve area students at its June 11, 2014 luncheon. Scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating leadership skills, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and service to the school and/or community, with consideration given to financial need.
Before presenting the awards, Jill Robbins, the Chair of the Rotary Club’s scholarship committee, thanked the businesses and individuals who had made donations to the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation. She also noted that the Rotary Club’s annual Home & Lifestyle Show contributes significantly to the scholarship fund each year.
Scott Krulcik, a Saratoga Springs High School senior who will attend Carnegie Mellon University to study computer science, received the Club’s $16,000 Presidential Scholarship, which will provide $4,000 for each of his four years of college.
The Club presented its Alfred Z. Solomon Memorial Scholarship of $5,000 to Nicholas Stiansen, a senior at Saratoga Springs High School who plans to study bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
Kayleah Griffen of Saratoga Springs High School, who will pursue engineering at Worcester Polytech Institute, received an award of $5,500 in memory of the late Philly Dake.
Nine other students received scholarships of between $2,500 and $3,000:
Saratoga Central Catholic School
Michael Angelini, Catholic University of America (architecture/civil engineering)
Saratoga Springs High School
Calvin Beckwith, Cornell University (biometry/statistics)
Elizabeth Bouyea, Marist College (studio art)
Avram Durling, Yale University (physics/economics)
Leah Hite, Dartmouth College (chemistry/pre-med)
Trevor Kowalski, Boston University (music composition)
Devin Towne, Sacred Heart University (physical therapy)
Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs
Fiona Craig, Marlboro College (philosophy/English)
Alexander Lawson, Connecticut College (physics)