Rotary Club of Menlo Park awards $87,000 in scholarships to local students

by Contributed Content on May 21, 2013

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park held its 27th annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Ceremony on last night at Menlo-Atherton High School, giving out scholarships totalling $87,000 to 24 students.. The evening featured live music from the Menlo-Atherton Jazz Band and the motivational speaker Michael Pritchard.

The Scholastic Achievement Awards Ceremony is the Rotary Club of Menlo Park’s annual key event. Fundraisers throughout the year, as well as club member donations, fund the scholarships. High school students from Menlo-Atherton High School, Eastside Preparatory, Sacred Heart Preparatory, and Menlo School were chosen based on academic achievements, need, and submitted essays.  Additionally, 110 students from all four schools were honored for academic achievement in various subject matters.

“As Rotarians, it’s an honor for us to be able to support higher education and give high schoolers a boost on their college plans by offering these scholarships,” said Tim Leary, the President of the Menlo Park Rotary Club. “Our club works hard every year to raise the money for these scholarships, bringing in funds from the Tour de Menlo, club member donations, and this year, the first annual Taste of Menlo Park [which will be held June 12]. We’re so proud of this year’s recipients – they all worked so hard and deserve these scholarships.”

For more information about the Rotary Club of Menlo Park is available online. Tax- deductible donations can be made to the scholarship fund by contacting the Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation,

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