Dearborn Rotary Club announces new scholarship

DEARBORN – The Rotary Club of Dearborn announced the creation of a new scholarship, The Dearborn Rotary Past President Young Scholarship. The first scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded in 2012 to one or more graduating seniors from the city’s three public high schools.

The scholarship was made possible through a donation by Robert Young, a longtime member and past president of the Dearborn club. He was also an educator in the Dearborn Public Schools and served as principal of Edsel Ford High School.

The scholarship will be awarded based on the applicants’ understanding of the 4-Way Test of Rotary International, along with academic performance and community engagement.

John Artis, Dearborn Rotary president for 2011-12, said the club also is seeking donations to grow the scholarship award for the future.

“Contributing to this scholarship is a great way to honor someone who has given so much of himself to education in the Dearborn community,” Artis said.

Additional information and the application form for this year’s scholarship are available online at Completed applications must be mailed by Jan. 12 to: Dearborn Rotary Club, P.O. Box 2347, Dearborn, MI, 48123.