"SERVICE ABOVE SELF"
Meeting Wednesdays, 12:15 PM at The Greens of LeRoy
ABOUT THE R.E.A. MILNE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Q What is the R.E.A. Milne Scholarship Fund?
A The R.E.A Milne Scholarship Fund was founded in 1948 by the Rotary Club of Le Roy to provide financial assistance
for college expenses to deserving students
Q Who can apply for this scholarship?
A Any person residing in the Le Roy Central School District who will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a fully
accredited institution may apply. Children or spouses of LeRoy Rotary Club members are not eligible.
Q How are the recipients chosen?
A The distribution of available funds will be made on the basis of financial need, academic record and extra-curricular
Q How are the funds distributed?
A Checks for the awarded amount are given directly to the student.
Q If I have a high school equivalency diploma, am I eligible?
A Yes, anyone with a GED who meets the other criteria is eligible.
Q If I delay attending college for a few years, am I eligible when I decide to pursue a higher education?
A Again, yes, if you meet the other criteria.
Q What about trade or technical schools?
A If it is a fully accredited institution of higher learning it will be considered eligible.
Q How much is the Scholarship?
A The amount distributed each year is determined by available funds. Currently each student receives $750 each
year for four years; but, the student must re-apply each year to receive the full amount. $3000 per student is our
Q Where can I get an application?
A You can pick up an application after January 1st at the Guidance Offices of LeRoy High School, Notre Dame High
School, you can download the forms here or write to:
Rotary Club of LeRoy
R.E.A. Milne Scholarship
PO Box 141
LeRoy, NY 14482
Q Are there restrictions to how the money must be spent?
A The Fund is intended to supplement other financial resources available to the student; therefore, no restriction is
placed on the recipient other than the money is to be spent to further your education.
Q When is the deadline to get my application to you?
A New applications must be received on or before May 15 of the year in which the aid is requested. For continuing
applicants, applications must be received by June 15.
Q When would I receive my check?
A The checks are mailed out in early August.
Q Who picks the Scholarship recipients?
A A committee from the Milne Board reviews the applications and makes recommendations. The Milne Board then
approves the selections.
Q Who makes up the Milne Scholarship Board?
A The R.E.A. Milne Scholarship Board is appointed from the Rotary Club of LeRoy membership.
Q Where does the money come from?
A The Funds are raised by the LeRoy Rotary with an annual fund-raiser; some of the money comes from interest from
investments; also, from the many patrons and past Milne recipients who throughout the years have made their
contributions to this worthy cause for Le Roy students.
Q Who was R.E.A. Milne?
A Robert Milne was a charter member of The Le Roy Rotary Club who died suddenly in 1948, leaving two sons. The
scholarship was established in his name.
Q Suppose I want to contribute or help the Milne Scholarship Fund, can I?
A Yes, the Rotary Club welcomes any help with any of the annual Rotary Club fundraisers. Memorials & endowments
are available. Contact any Rotarian. Monetary contributions can be made directly to the R.E.A. Milne Scholarship
Fund which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and therefore is tax deductible.