New London Rotary Club Presents Awards

Scholarships awarded totaling $40,000

Press Release
Rotary Scholarship awardees at the Ware Student Center. Included in the picture are President Sue Stuebner, Rotary District President David Saturley, and incoming District President Bill Stevens.

The New London Rotary Club held its annual Scholarship Breakfast on June 7 at the Ware Student Center on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College. Over 110 scholarship recipients, family members, school administrators, donors, and Rotarians attended the award event, which is the culmination of a six-month scholarship project of the New London Rotary. 

This year, 32 students received scholarship awards totaling $40,000. New London Rotary Club has provided over $800,000 in funds for young people throughout the life of the project. Graduating Seniors from the Sunapee and Kearsarge Regional School Districts are eligible to apply for these scholarships.  

The awards are determined by financial need, academic achievement, community and school involvement, and student interviews. Scholarships are funded through several sources, including generous donations from local businesses, charitable organizations, named individual donors, and New London Rotary’s Century Club.

In addition, two awards are presented each year as Service Above Self Awards, given to the two candidates who most represent Rotary International goals of service and commitment. This year the awards went to Adara Boucher of Kearsarge and Isabelle Correa of Sunapee.

During the ceremony, President Sue Stuebner of Colby-Sawyer College was named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of her eight years of leadership at the college and in the community. A Paul Harris Fellowship is the highest award that a Rotary Club can bestow on behalf of Rotary International. The presentation was made by the current Rotary District Governor, David Saturley, and the incoming District Governor, Bill Stevens.

The New London Rotary Club has been in existence since 1979 to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Rotary International has been at the forefront of eradicating polio throughout the world, as well as enhancing health and literacy and alleviating poverty.