Rotary Scholarship deadlines approaching

Rotary Club announces Vocational Technical Scholarship

The Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Club has announced a new annual scholarship. In addition to the club’s annual university scholarships, the new Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Vocational Technical Scholarship is aimed at helping students of all ages living in the North Kitsap area with technical or trade school expenses. The idea is to promote access to degrees or certificates geared to employment. Kingston Rotarian Clint Boxman said, “the scholarship award will be based primarily on financial need, not scholar merit.” It will be available to students of all ages, from juniors and seniors in high school with no upper age cap. “Take, for example, someone displaced in his or her job by technology. This scholarship is designed to help that person too, with retraining in employable skills.”

Furthermore, Boxman said the scholarship student need not be attending a local, North Kitsap school. They could be pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Washington for example. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded during the fund’s initial year, with the awards to be announced in May, 2020. Costs associated with attendance at any trade school, community college program, or technical college program — including tuition, room and board, laboratory or materials, and textbooks — would be covered. Interested applicants are encouraged to go to Kingston North Kitsap Rotary’s website (kingston-nkrotary.org). Deadline for the May scholarship awards is April 30, 2020.

Did You Know?

Kingston North Kitsap Rotarians pride themselves on their service to our North Kitsap communities. Service. A word not taken lightly by some 1.2 million Rotarians around the world in more than 200 countries and territories. Their motto is: Service Above Self. Did you know, Rotary was founded in Chicago in 1905, when four members of the business community met to find ways of serving their community? They called it Rotary because, initially, they “rotated” meetings around their offices. The next three Rotary Clubs were founded in San Francisco, then Oakland, then Seattle. Kingston’s Rotary Club offers two options for membership, depending on members’ schedules. The main club meets Wednesdays at noon at Village Green Community Center. The satellite club meets once monthly in the evenings. Kingston North Kitsap Rotary is a fun-loving, connected, group of folks who have the passion, energy and skills to make this a better community. They welcome new members. For more information, contact Ron Carter at rcarter010@centurytel.net.

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