ROTARY CLUB OF EAST LANSING AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
TOTALING $ 8,500 TO EAST LANSING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
The Rotary Club of East Lansing, through its Foundation, is pleased to announce the award of
“Joe Gross Memorial Scholarships” to four graduating seniors at East Lansing High School.
The scholarships totaling $8,500, were presented to the following college-bound seniors:
Arianna Burtley – Eastern Michigan University, Elijah Layne – Kalamazoo College, Kate
McAndrews – Hope College, and Tate Schwartz who will be attending Purdue University.
These scholarships are awarded annually upon meeting several criteria that include: the student
applicant’s involvement in the Community and related service activities; academic
accomplishments; and financial need. The individual scholarship amounts vary and can range
between $1,000 and $3,000. The scholarships were presented to the students at this year’s High
School Convocation on May 19th by Robert Page and Dr. William McMillan
Scholarship funds are raised through the East Lansing Rotary Foundation which holds an
annual golf outing in September known as the “Scramble for Scholarships.”
Last September’s (2022) golf outing marked the 35th year for the event. Over this period, the Rotary Club of
East Lansing and its Foundation have awarded over $ 175,000 in scholarships to assist
graduating East Lansing High School seniors with their college expenses. The scholarships are
named for Joseph Gross, who cared deeply about young people and their futures. He was a past
Rotary Club of East Lansing President and a past Governor of Rotary District 6360.
Many thanks to all the Community sponsors, donors and of course the golfers, that have
supported these scholarship efforts throughout the years!
From left to right, scholarship recipients Arianna Burtley, Elijah Layne, Kate McAndrews, Tate Schwartz. Congratulations!