LONG BEACH ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION PRESENTS $204,500 FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
127 CSULB Students Receive Long Beach Rotary Foundation Scholarships
ROTARY NIGHT AT LONG BEACH STATE LONG BEACH (February 23, 2012) LONG BEACH, CA (February 23, 2012) – Blake Christian, Long Beach Rotary President, Craig Dougherty, Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation Vice Chair and Jane Netherton, Foundation CSULB Committee Chair presented a check for $204,500 to CSULB President F. King Alexander. The presentation was made center court at the Pyramid during the men’s basketball game vs. U.C. Santa Barbara, Wednesday night. They were joined on the floor by student scholarship recipients.
Long Beach Rotary supports 4 President’s Scholars and 123 students who each receive a $1,500 annual scholarship. Rotary members held a pre-game reception at The Pointe to honor this year’s scholarship recipients. Long Beach Rotary, founded in 1917, is the largest and oldest service organization in Long Beach. Rotary also sponsors a service club for students on campus, the Rotaract Club. Members of Rotaract were guests at the reception.
According to Dougherty, “At Long Beach State during the past 47 years, the Rotary Scholarship Foundation has funded over 2,700 annual student scholarships totaling more than 2.5 million dollars. We also provide $84,000 in annual scholarships to over 100 students attending Long Beach City College.”
"Long Beach Rotary has been an incredible partner for CSULB, and Rotary has helped thousands of students achieve success in college. We are very grateful for Rotary's long-standing and enthusiastic commitment to our students and to the community." said Alexander.
Long Beach Rotary Scholarships are available to students from Long Beach area high schools who attend Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach. Applications for Fall 2012 are available at
www.rotarylongbeach.org and are due by March 15, 2012.