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The Sunrise Rotary Club is privileged to offer scholarships to people in our community pursuing post-secondary education. We have 2 programs: Sunrise Scholarships and the John Penfield Scholarship. Applications for each scholarship is available in late spring with a deadline in mid-May. The Club raises funds for scholarships at our annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and funds vary year to year. Scholarships are generally reserved for residents of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, Vernon, Newfane, Brookline, Jamaica, Townshend, and Windham in VT as well as (West) Chesterfield and Hinsdale in NH.
 
Scholarship applications are available in the late spring each year. For more information, contact the Community Service Chair listed on the home page.
 
Sunrise Scholarships
 
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster:
 
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary raises and sets aside funds to help people of any age who plan to pursue post-secondary education and are committed to the ideal of service.
 
John Penfield Scholarship
 
John Penfield was a Charter Member and was the founding President of the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club. This scholarship was created to honor his spirit of giving in the community, his dedication to service, and his expertise in the automotive field. John embodied the object of Rotary-- to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster:
 
1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary raises and sets aside funds to help people of any age who plan to pursue technical careers and are committed to the ideal of service.