First published in the Dec. 9 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
For the fourth year in a row, four San Marino Rotary Barth Scholarships will be available to graduating seniors from San Marino High School and Southwestern Academy.
The scholarship is named for Rotarian Andy Barth, who has long supported the work of San Marino Rotary Charities.
Scholarships are awarded to seniors who are planning to attend a two-year, four-year or vocational school on a full-time basis. Each scholarship has a value of $2,500.
Applications require a copy of official transcripts, the names and contact information of two references, a list of school extracurricular and community service involvement, a list of jobs or internships, and a personal essay. The essay should describe a significant accomplishment or challenge the applicant has encountered and how it impacted them.
The Rotary Selection Committee seeks to identify the strongest candidates based on their high school GPAs, community service and school activities, awards and honors, and work or internship experiences.
The application form is available at the San Marino Rotary website at sanmarinorotary.org.
Final candidates will be interviewed to test their knowledge of the Objectives of Rotary and its five Areas of Service and, and their understanding of the Four-Way Test.
Recipients are expected to attend two Thursday Rotary luncheon meetings, both of which will be held at noon. They will accept their scholarship checks at the first meeting and debrief Rotarians of their student experiences during the second.
Last year’s recipients were Matthew Lee of SMHS and Diego Villarreal of Southwestern Academy.
Questions may be emailed to Claudia Attallah at email@example.com.
Completed applications are due Jan. 31 by 5 p.m. and are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be held the week of Feb. 28.