Rotary Salutes Everett Students with Record $227,300 in Scholarships

Some 59 Everett students gained a head start last night as the Rotary Club of Everett handed out $227,300 in scholarships funded by Rotary members and donors.
In ceremonies May 20 at the Everett School District Community Resource Center, proud parents and Rotary Club members applauded as young people stepped to the front to receive their awards. The grants ranged from $500 to $22,500.
“The Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Everett are passionate in our support for Everett area students,” said club president Amy Norman. “These young men and women impress and inspire us, and we are honoured to recognize their efforts and support their education goals. We expect great things from this class.” In total, the club has awarded more than $4 million in scholarships. This year’s total is the largest in club history. 
 Rotarians work closely with school counselors to identify scholarship prospects. Those nominees are then interviewed by Rotary members, who make the final selection.
Supporting youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID (Achievement Via Individual Determination) program. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.