By Sheila Chapman ROTARY CLUB OF BIG SKY

BIG SKY – The local Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 10th Annual George Macdonald Scholarship worth $2,000, to be awarded to a Big Sky resident attending college or a vocational post-high school program. The deadline for applying is April 30.

The criteria for the scholarship will be based on financial need, community service and academic performance. A school transcript and detailed description of community service is required.
A committee of three Rotarians will review each application, and a winner will be announced by May 31. The scholarship will be awarded directly to the student upon receipt of a tuition bill.

All information provided to the review committee will be kept strictly confidential to the members of that committee.

The George Macdonald Scholarship is funded by community support, through the Rotary Club of Big Sky’s annual Gold Raffle and Auction held each January.

Rotary Club of Big Sky includes professionals and business leaders from around the greater Big Sky area who volunteer to promote world understanding and peace. Rotary has more than 31,000 clubs in more than 165 countries and regions, and encourages ethical standards by carrying out humanitarian projects to address issues such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment.

The Rotary Club of Big Sky was formed in 2004 and has had fundraising successes that have in turn funded both community and international projects including improvements to the Big Sky Community Park and Kircher Park, bus shelters and emergency telephones in Gallatin Canyon. Rotary Club of Big Sky meets Wednesdays at 5:30 at Buck’s T-4.

Big Sky residents interested in applying for this scholarship can email bigskyrotary@gmail.com for more information, or contact a Big Sky Rotarian.