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New deadline for Sunrise Rotary Scholarships is May 11, 2022! 
 
The Sunrise Rotary Club is privileged to offer scholarships to people of any age in our community pursuing post-secondary education. We have 2 programs: Sunrise Scholarships and the John Penfield Scholarship. The Club raises funds for scholarships at events (like Trivia Night, annual dinner raffle) 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.
 
The Sunrise Rotary Club would like to thank all the generous donors that make this scholarship program possible.
 
The deadline for both scholarships is May 11, 2022. The committee will meet and make decisions in late May/early June. 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
 
The new version of the 2022 Sunrise application is available with a deadline of May 11, 2022, but if have one printed/downloaded with the old date, that version will also be accepted. (See "Links" on the sidebar to download the application.)
 
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?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  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. If an essay is not something an applicant can complete, other arrangements can be made. Please see the application for details.
 
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
 
The new version of the 2022 Penfield application is available with a deadline of May 11, 2022, but if have one printed/downloaded with the old date, that version will also be accepted.  (See "Links" on the sidebar to download the application.)
 
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.