By N3 News Team
Members of the White Cloud Rotary Club are shown with big smiles and holding a BIG check representing a $9,000 contribution to their Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF) Rotary Scholarship Fund. N3 met White Cloud Club Rotarian Scott Swinehart in his Edward Jones office in Newaygo and asked for additional details.
According to Scott the White Cloud Club with this latest contribution now has endowed three annual $500 scholarships that will be presented to three qualifying White Cloud students.
The qualifications for the scholarships are attendance, good citizenship and character, a 2.0 GPA, demonstrated community service and the desire to attend college or an accredited trade school Interested White Cloud students can access the Fremont Area Community Foundation’s website http://facommunityfoundation.org and apply on-line for these scholarships to be placed on a list with other qualified students.
A team comprised of members from FACF and White Cloud High School will select the most appropriate applicants that also meet the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” The three recipients will be notified and the funds presented at the school’s annual awards banquet.
Scott also mentioned that going forward the White Cloud Rotarians will discuss expanding the criteria to cover apprenticeships, tools and equipment for specialized training, academy and skilled trades, as well as adult students.
You often see Rotary Clubs in the media funding various projects or initiatives like these scholarships as a result of their fundraising activities. This is the work that Rotarians do around the world. Their initiatives and projects are impressive; ranging from building a picnic pavilion in the local White Cloud Rotary Park to helping to eliminate Polio from our planet. For more information about Rotary, please access the following. https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation