Rotary awards scholarships

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014

From left Taylor Mercer (Mike Rogers Memorial Scholar,) Tiffani McCray (GHS Rotary Scholar,) and Spencer Owens (CBHS Rotary Scholar.)

The Georgetown Lunch Rotary Club recently announced its scholarship winners for 2014-15.

This year’s scholarship recipients were: Tiffany McCray (Georgetown High School,) Spencer Owens (Carver Bay High School,) and Taylor Mercer (Mike Rogers Memorial Scholarship.)

Kent Vanier, chairman of the Georgetown Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee, said the selection process for the scholarship recipients is never easy, but this year’s awards went to some very deserving Georgetown students.

Vanier said the $1,000 scholarships are awarded to senior students from Georgetown and Carvers Bay High schools.

The criteria used in the initial selection process include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community activities, written description of future personal, educational and professional plans, and a financial needs form.

The schools’ guidance counselors assist in the screening process and the Club Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

The Mike Rogers Memorial Scholarship was established by the Rogers family to honor Mike Rogers, a sports reporter for the Georgetown Times. The $500 scholarship is given to a deserving student with an athletic or band background who meet the other criteria for the award.

Those students and parents interested in applying for these scholarships should contact Rotarian Kent Vanier c/o Edward Jones, 936 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.

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