The Medford Rogue Rotary Foundation has awarded 11 scholarships to high school graduates representing seven different high schools in the greater Medford area. The scholarships are renewable.

For the 2020-21 scholastic year the foundation will have a total of 40 students receiving more than $134,000 in assistance.  The scholarship recipients were chosen from applications submitted to the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). The applications were pre-screened and the top candidates were evaluated by the Rotary Club’s foundation board members.

The students and their high schools are: Cassidy Bridges, Crater Lake Charter Academy; Frida Cruz, North Medford High School; Aspen Denney, North Medford High School; Tyler Gifford, Eagle Point High School; Tomas Hernandez-Patino, St Mary’s School; Lillian Martin, South Medford High School; Gemma Mesco, Logos Public Charter School; Kylee Perkins, North Medford High School; Susanna Schatz, St. Mary’s School; Armando Tellez, Eagle Point High School; and Faith Westbrock, Crater School of Business, Innovation and Science.

The Medford Rogue Rotary Foundation was created in 1983 by the Medford Rogue Rotary Club to facilitate donations and the awarding of scholarships. Over the past 38 years, more than $2.4 million has been awarded to 419 students. Scholarship funds and distribution are administered by the Oregon Community Foundation and OSAC.

The photo above shows scholarship students who attended  Zoom Club Meeting, June 17, 2020, and shared about themselves and their future plans.