The Madison Rotary Foundation has awarded college scholarships totaling $280,000 to 24 graduates from Madison area high schools, and we honored the students, along with their guests, at our May 27 luncheon.
Students who received these scholarships are listed below by donor scholarship fund:
Nathan F. Brand Scholar: Riley Boyce
Frederic S. Brandenberg Scholar: Jariah James
Harry L. French Scholars: Sophia Chadli, Andrew Jiang, Kristjana Hrovat & Drake Singleton
Dick Goldberg Scholar: Alyssa Ivy
Perry & Virginia Henderson Scholar: Michael Brown
Louis Hirsig Scholar: Oliva Combs
Thomas Leonard Scholar: Kaleb Beining
Irving & Dorothy Levy Family Scholars: Brandon Alvarez-Carrera, Aminata Bojang, Katherine Casey, Elizabeth Doty, Lena Lee, Susan Mwai, Joshua Phillips & Paige Talerico
Andrew A. McBeath Scholars: Olive Earley & Andrea Zavala
Regina M. Millner Scholar: Lucy Ji
Synergy Scholar: Taylor Westfall-McCoy
Worzala Family Scholar: Tenzin Kunsel
Wilson Two-Year Scholar: Deaven Carney Wiedmer
Our Madison Rotary Foundation Scholarship Committee annually selects students from each high school in accordance with the wishes of the donors. The chosen applicants are students with high academic standing and with character and leadership ability who have made contributions to their schools and communities and have financial need.
This year’s group of scholars had the benefit of hearing from a past recipient, Kristy Juno, who received Frederic Brandenburg scholarship in 2009.
The Rotary Club of Madison and the Madison Rotary Foundation wish to thank the members of the Scholarship Committee for their hard work in selecting this year’s recipients: Bob Shumaker (chair), Donna Hurd, Robyn Kitson, Oscar Mireles, Tom Popp, Ellie Schatz, Wes Sparkman, and Cheryl Weston. We also thank Rotarians who will be serving as mentors to these scholars during their upcoming college years.
We appreciate the efforts of our photographer John Bonsett-Veal who provided us with a group photo of this year’s recipients.
As always, the awards program is a motivation for all Rotarians to provide financial resources for the Madison Rotary Foundation Scholarship Program.
Our congratulations to the 24 students receiving this year’s scholarships and best wishes for success in their college careers!