Right now, all Sunrise Rotary scholarships are on hold. The fundraiser that typically funds the scholarships was canceled and we are evaluating our options. Please stay tuned!
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 are available, however deadlines and information are pending. 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 on hold at the moment. Should we able to award scholarships, awards will be announced in mid-June, in advance of local graduations if possible. Awardees will be notified at an event or via email. For more information, contact the Scholarship Committee contact listed on the home page.
Sunrise Scholarships
Application here.
Rotary International has principles that have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world. One guide for Rotarians to use in thinking about what we say and do is the Four-Way Test:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
To compete for this scholarship, applicants must complete the application and compose an original essay focused on this test.
The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary raises and sets aside funds to help people of any age who plan to pursue any type of post-secondary education and are committed to service above self.
John Penfield Scholarships
Application here.
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.