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The Lakewood/Rocky River Rotary Foundation is offering five grants for study at any accredited post-high school educational institution. Grants of $3,000 will be awarded toward the cost of one year’s tuition. Payments will be made to the institution for the recipient, with the understanding that the recipient will remain enrolled in the institution for the full year.

Students planning to apply should first review the General Information page containing information how to complete the application, eligibility rules, basis of selection, and the procedure for submitting the application.

Applicants should then download the application form according to the General Information page instructions, before filling out the form and saving it for final submission.

All materials must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2021.

Grants totaling $68,427 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation will be used to provide scholarships, encourage student achievement, fight hunger, and foster programs for community health and wellness.

Over $68,000 in grants will be awarded this year to non-profit community organizations in Lakewood and Rocky River by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River, according to Mark Bacon, Foundation marketing chair.

Since its creation in 1952 by then-Club President Carl Dryer, the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation has enabled the local club to provide over $1.25 million in student scholarships and grants. This has been accomplished due to the generosity of the club’s philanthropic membership.

Celia Dorsch has been named a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River in recognition of her leadership in the Lakewood community.

She was among those honored at the District 6630 Annual Foundation Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on November 19.

Ms. Dorsch has spent her career helping others and teaching Lakewood’s youth the value of giving back to their community. Hired by Lakewood Division of Youth as an activities specialist, Ms. Dorsch realized the importance of connecting young people to their community. She worked with the city and schools to create Help-To-Others (H2O), a youth volunteer program at Lakewood High School.

Parker A. Suddeth has been inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River. His classification is Human Resources. He grew up in Oberlin and is a graduate of Hiram College with a BA in sociology. He presently resides in Lakewood.

Bob DiBiasio
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