Time for College Students to Apply for Rotary Scholarships!

We created a new poster to promote Rotary scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year. Download a copy from the Download Files section of our website Home Page and share it with interested college students. It provides information on Rotary scholarship requirements and how to apply. It also celebrates four Springfield students who received scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our Club's John Giavaras Scholarship for a Lincoln Land Community College student provided support for Dayton Emery (image on left above). He is pursuing a two-year Associates degree and then plans to transfer to another college or university to pursue a Bachelor's degree in cinematography. Our Club's Francis W. Wenzel Scholarship for a University of Illinois student was awarded to Divinity Rhodes (not pictured). She is a sophomore and is pursuing a degree in biology with a pre-med concentration. She plans to attend medical school and become a surgeon to achieve her long-term goal to help other people. 
Seven students from west-central Illinois received Rotary District 6460 scholarships for the 2019-2021 school year, including Elizabeth Gilmore of Springfield (image in center above). She is an elementary education major at Illinois State University. The scholarship helps advance her goal to become an elementary education teacher who makes a positive impact on student lives. Elizabeth is the daughter of Ken Gilmore, the Principal of our adopted school (Ridgely Elementary). Applications for District 6460 Scholarships are due on May 31, and applicants are encouraged to speak with a local Rotary Club. Check out the poster form more information.
Rotary District 6460 awarded a prestigious William J. Menghini International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Nicole Knoles of Springfield (image on right above, second from right). She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2018. She applied for the scholarship in 2019 so she could pursue World Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology in Brandenburg, Germany. Members of the Rotary Club of Springfield and District 6460 interviewed her at the Rotary International meeting in Germany and nominated her for the award. With support from the scholarship, she is pursuing a dual degree program in World Heritage Studies at Brandenburg University and Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The International Master's Degree Program in World Heritage Studies is the first to design its curriculum around the UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage.