Our Club was delighted to representatives from both FAU and PBSC present along with many of our mentees and their Club mentors. 
Scholarship Liaison Chair Pia Giannone provided the FAU and PBSC representatives with presentation checks (shown above): $20,000 to each institution that will support college scholarships.
Pia asked each of the students receiving a Rotary scholarship who were in attendance what the Rotary Scholarship meant to them. A number of students said they work two jobs to cover their personal expenses and were constantly worried how they were going to pay for the school expenses such as tools and certification exams.
They spoke how the scholarship provided them with the opportunity to have more time to focus on their studies and comfort in knowing they can complete their program. Others shared they simply couldn’t have made it through college without their scholarship.
“I am thrilled to see all these talented young men and women doing so well in college. It truly demonstrates that our scholarship helps building lives and better futures.”
It was a wonderful Club meeting.