Marshfield Sunrise Rotary’s Vocational Avenue of Service recently awarded scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in the 2013-14 academic year.
 
Service Above Self Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrates Rotary International’s objective of service above self.  The recipients must display honesty, dependability, empathy and integrity through volunteer activities that help others in our community. This year’s recipients of $500 each are Jennifer Kaiser and Lena Law; both graduates of Marshfield High School. Jennifer plans to attend UW - La Crosse as a pre-med student to major in Biology and Psychology with a Spanish minor. Lena, also a pre-med student, will major in Biology at UW – Madison.  
 
Worked-Based Learning Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who participate in Youth Apprenticeship or Co-op/Internship programs or who are currently employed in an industry related to the student’s future field of interest.  Two Marshfield High School graduates, Ashley Kuhlka and Kate Schumitsch, are this year’s recipients of $500 each. Ashley will start her post-secondary education at UW – Marshfield/Wood County as a nursing major, and Kate plans to major in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
 
Marshfield Sunrise Rotary also offers a $1000 scholarship for an adult age 25+ to continue their education. While there are a number of criteria for the selection of this scholarship, the primary focus is based on financial need, service to community and educational merit. Brittany Lueth, Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at UW – Marshfield/Wood County, is this year’s recipient. Brittany, a Marshfield resident and recent graduate of Leadership Marshfield, is pursuing her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Bethel University.