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Students can vie for Rotary scholarships

The Rotary Club of North­east Sun­risers and the Gundaker Found­a­tion of Rotary Dis­trict 7450 are of­fer­ing schol­ar­ships to se­lec­ted stu­dents who will be col­lege ju­ni­ors and seni­ors dur­ing the 2012-13 aca­dem­ic year.

Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000.

To be eli­gible, ap­plic­ants must be full-time stu­dents who are en­rolled in an un­der­gradu­ate pro­gram in any col­lege or uni­versity. They must live in Phil­adelphia or at­tend school in the city.

Ap­plic­ants must have out­stand­ing aca­dem­ic cre­den­tials and re­cords of lead­er­ship in their schools, com­munit­ies or oth­er set­tings.

Com­pleted ap­plic­a­tions must be sub­mit­ted to the Rotary Club of North­east Sun­risers by Jan. 17. Award an­nounce­ments will be made by June. Grants will be paid between June and Septem­ber.

For more in­form­a­tion, call John Ban­nan of the North­east Sun­risers at 215-843-4099 or vis­it www.rotary7450.org

In oth­er news from the Rotary Club’s Dec. 9 meet­ing:

• The Rotary Club of North­east Sun­risers presen­ted checks to the fol­low­ing or­gan­iz­a­tions: Man­or Col­lege’s Rotaract club; De­Paul USA, which as­sists home­less men; Feast of Justice; Pro­ject Warm, which provides coats for the needy; North­east Vic­tim Ser­vice; Ro­ta­plast In­ter­na­tion­al, which ar­ranges sur­ger­ies for chil­dren in third-world coun­tries with cleft lips; the Pennsylvania SPCA; Pe­gas­us Rid­ing Academy; the Re­tired and Seni­or Vo­lun­teer Pro­gram; the In­ter­na­tion­al Eye Found­a­tion; the North­east Com­munity on Home­less­ness; Front Step, a lit­er­acy pro­gram; Jew­ish Fam­ily and Chil­dren’s Ser­vice of Great­er Phil­adelphia; and the Med­ic­al Mis­sion Sis­ters.

• Mem­bers of the loc­al Rotary club sponsored a hol­i­day party last Fri­day at Widen­er Me­mori­al School, at 1450 W. Ol­ney Ave., for stu­dents with dis­ab­il­it­ies.

• The club will hold its eighth an­nu­al spa­ghetti din­ner on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church, at 7701 Lor­etto Ave. (at Nap­fle Street).

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for chil­dren. Takeout and ve­get­ari­an meals are avail­able.

Pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit Polio Plus, Rotary In­ter­na­tion­al’s glob­al ef­fort to erad­ic­ate polio. All dona­tions will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Found­a­tion.

For tick­ets and more in­form­a­tion, call Dave Te­cosky at 215-350-7311.

• The Rotary Club of North­east Sun­risers meets every Fri­day at 7:30 a.m. at the Coun­try Club Res­taur­ant & Pastry Shop, at 1717 Cottman Ave. ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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