ROTARY CLUB OF EAST LANSING AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
TOTALING $ 11,000 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 five graduating seniors at East Lansing High School.
The scholarships, totaling $11,000, were presented to the following college-bound seniors: Jingting Lin who will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Thomas Adelman who will be attending the University of Michigan, Sasha Bacon who will be attending Stanford University or the University of Michigan, Anna Comstock who will be attending the University of Michigan, and Madison Duncan who will be attending Hampton 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. Individual scholarship amounts do vary and can range between $1,000 and $3,000.
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 (2019) golf outing marked the 32nd year for the event. Over this period, the Rotary Club of East Lansing and its Foundation have awarded nearly $161,000 in scholarships to assist graduating East Lansing High School seniors with their college expenses. The scholarships are named for Joseph Gross who was a Rotary Club of East Lansing President and Governor of Rotary District 6360 who cared deeply about young people and their futures.
Many thanks to all the Community sponsors, donors and of course the golfers, that have supported these scholarship efforts throughout the years!