"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

     activity.

 

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

     present limit.

 

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.