Roger and Louise Mullin Scholarship
Kids with talent get what they deserve
-Roger Mullin
The Allentown Rotary Club Foundation has committed itself to awarding a college scholarship every year to a deserving high school graduate from one of Allentown’s three high schools: Allentown Central Catholic High School, Dieruff High School and William Allen High School. This scholarship program identifies young people with financial need who have demonstrated service to their communities and strong leadership qualities. The scholarships are $3,000 renewable for each year of college (limitations apply).
This scholarship fund was established in 1988 by the Allentown Rotary Foundation with a major benefactor gift of the late Roger and Louise Mullin. Roger Mullin was a former CEO of Mack Trucks as well as an active member of the Allentown Rotary Club.
In DeRoger Mullincember of 2017, Rotarians Judy Belaires and Nan Yarrish presented information about the Roger and Louise Mullin Scholarship to about 150 students students gathered at Dieruff High School auditorium for their annual Scholarship Assembly.  The Assembly is organized by Dieruff's Guidance Office.  Judy gave a brief overview of the intent of the Mullin Scholarship, emphasizing community service, scholastic achievement, and financial need.  She pointed out the $3,000 per year scholarship is competitive and is renewable for 4 years of college.  Nan spoke about the commitment of the Club to supporting educational opportunities in Allentown High Schools and about Roger and Louise Mullin's commitment to the children in Allentown through this Scholarship. 
Judy and Nan were one of 5 representatives of Scholarship opportunities. The Roger and Louise Mullin Scholarship was the largest amount presented and was open to all the students.  Some of the scholarships were niche scholarships, emphasizing specific populations in the student body. 
For more about Roger and Louise Mullin, please view the video below - the best part of the video is the enthusiastic acceptance speech of the excited student winner!