College-bound high school seniors receiving scholarships from the Trumbull Rotary Foundation were honored at a recent meeting of the Trumbull Rotary Club. With club Immediate Past President John Makar and program co-chair Preston Merritt are (l-r), Trumbull High School seniors Gunnar Hansen, Jessica McCaffery, Tina Lapsia, Brian Wilsznski and Alison Corless, and Lauralton Hall graduate Wendy Amidon. / Photo: contributed
The Trumbull Rotary Foundation recently awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to 11 graduating seniors at Trumbull High School and Lauralton Hall, in one of many community programs sponsored by the Trumbull Rotary Club.
“The Rotary scholarships are awarded annually in the spring and are based primarily on community service and academic performance,” explains program co-chair Preston Merritt.
Receiving scholarships this year, with the colleges they will be attending this fall, were:
Trumbull High School – Alison Corless (George Mason), Devon Kimball (Cornell University), Gunnar Hansen (Iona College), Katherine Schmidt (University of Delaware), Stephanie Vu (UCONN), Brian Wilsznski (UCONN), Gina Russo (Johnson & Wales), Jessica McCaffery (Eastern Nazeahe), Mark Popowski (UCONN), and Tina Lapsia (UCONN).
Lauralton Hall – Wendy Amidon (Fordham University).
“All Trumbull residents who are high school seniors are eligible to apply for the scholarships,” Merritt states. Applications are available at the Trumbull Rotary website (www.TrumbullRotary.org<http://www.trumbullrotary.org/>) after Thanksgiving each year.
Funds for the scholarships are raised at events sponsored by the Trumbull Rotary Club, including the annual Carnival, Golf Tournament, Dodgeball Tournament, and the 5k Sunset Run – slated this year for July 27 at Trumbull’s Twin Brooks Park.
Members of the Rotary Club of Trumbull participate in community service to improve life in Trumbull and meet community needs. Meetings are held Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Trumbull Library.
For information about membership and other details about the Rotary Club of Trumbull, please visit TrumbullRotary.org, or call 203-365-8879.
Want to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. Members of the Rotary Club of Trumbull participate in community service to improve life in the Trumbull community and meet community needs. For more information on the Rotary Club of Trumbull, visit trumbullrotary.org<http://www.trumbullrotary.org>, call (203) 372-3587 or attend a morning meeting at the Trumbull Public Library every Friday at 7:30 a.m.