SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — High school seniors attending private or public school within the Saratoga Springs City School District can apply for scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $20,000 from the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation.
Applicants must pursue a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or post-secondary vocational educational institution. Students’ academic performance, extracurricular and work activities, community service, and financial need are all considered when reviewing applications. Last year, scholarships totaling more than $85,000 were awarded to fifteen students.
“Each scholarship is an investment not only in a talented student, but also our entire community,” said Joyce Ure, President of the Foundation, co-chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, and a member of the Rotary Club of Saratoga Springs.
Established in 1997, the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation envisions a community where education beyond high school is accessible to all and raises funds to support the post-secondary education and vocational training of graduates from the greater Saratoga community.
Reina Ceballos, a Saratoga Springs High School graduate who received the 2021 Presidential Scholarship, said of her award, “I am one step closer to my goals in education … you have allowed me to focus on the important part, learning.”
Scholarship applications must be uploaded to the Foundation’s website, www.rotaryscholarships.org, by the postmark deadline of April 1. Finalists will then be invited to an interview with the Foundation’s scholarship committee.