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Rotary Club of Lockport Announces Recipients of $8,000 in College Scholarships
Austin McFall, 2015 graduate of Lockport High School, has been selected this year to receive a Rotary Club of Lockport Academic College Scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for his studies in business and finance at Niagara University at Niagara University, NY. He is the son of Michael and Ronda McFall of Lockport.
Elizabeth Koplas, graduate of Starpoint Central School, will receive her third year of the Rotary Club of Lockport Arthur H. Showalter Memorial Academic Scholarship of $2,000 per year for four years for her studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jacob Dittenhauser, graduate of Canisius High School, will receive his third year of a Rotary Club of Lockport Academic Scholarship of $2,000 per year for three years for his studies at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not for profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billion in humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.
The Rotary Club of Lockport was chartered on May 1, 1919 with Charles A. Upson elected as the first club president and George C. Lewis elected as secretary. The club started with 25 charter members and grew to over 70 members within two years. Currently the club has over 50 members.