Village West Rotary announces 2018-2019 scholarship awardees

The Village West Rotary Club has announced the 2018-2019 Scholarship Program awardees.

These scholarships are designed to help current full-time college or tech school students to stay in school and complete their education.

The club is giving four $1,000 scholarships to Wyandotte County high school graduates currently enrolled full-time in college or tech school.

This year’s awardees:

• DaTasha Carlock, currently attending Pittsburg State University and a graduate of Sumner Academy.
• Skylar Russell, currently attending Wichita State University and a graduate of Turner High School.
• Katherine Sullivan, currently attending Newman College and a graduate of Piper High School.
• Thian UK, currently attending Donnelly College and a graduate of Wyandotte High School.

Applicants submitted an application, their grade transcripts and an essay on why they needed this scholarship.

The applications were reviewed by six Rotary Club members and the choices made on the total scores. Money for the scholarships was raised through club fundraising events and a grant from the Rotary District grant program.

“The scholarship program is one of our club’s main community projects. Securing the funds to stay in college is a big job and we hope this scholarship helps this year’s four awardees stay in school and work towards their career dream,” stated Ben McAnany, 2018-2019 Village West Rotary Club president.

Village West Rotary meets at Famous Dave’s BBQ restaurant in The Legends. Their meeting dates, speakers and events can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Village-West-Rotary-141750512535417/.

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