The Sturbridge Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships each year to local students for the past 47 years. The first scholarship was for $500 and the amount awarded has steadily increased over the years. This year Sturbridge Rotary awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to six students from Tantasqua Regional High School. Cumulatively, Rotary is proud to have awarded over $214,000 in local scholarships.
This year’s recipients of Sturbridge Rotary Scholarships are Jennifer Collins, Olivia George, Jordan Lapierre, Erin Shae McCarthy, Brian Daniel Riel and Leia Krans. Leia Krans also received the $500 “Wendall Wright Memorial Award”. Wendall was an educator and long-time supporter of Rotary.
Additionally, a one-time $3,000 “Phil Carlson Memorial Award” was received by Arianna Renee Taft. Phil was a 50-year member of Rotary and served as Scholarship Chairman for many years.
These students will receive their funding upon completion of their first semester. Congratulations to all the recipients!