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Registration opens Monday for Sunrise Optimist scholarships

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell will be offering a total of $4,000 in scholarships — to include three $1,000 scholarships and two $500 scholarships — to graduating seniors from Roswell, Goddard and University high schools. The Sunrise Optimist Vern Stahl Memorial Scholarship applications will be available at any of the three guidance counselors’ offices starting Monday, March 2.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, community involvement, school participation, work experience and need. The deadline for entries is 3 p.m., April 17, 2020. Applications must be back in the counselor’s office by that time. The winners will be announced in May at the awards assemblies at the respective schools.

The Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell has awarded over $50,000 for the past 19 years since chartering in 2000. Many of the scholarship winners have gone on to have successful college and university educational careers and have contributed greatly to their community.

For more information, contact Roger K. Burnett, scholarship chairman, at 575-420-9420.

Sertoma awards 19 scholarships

The Roswell Sertoma Club recently awarded $9,500 in academic scholarships to 19 Chaves County students.

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Receiving $500 scholarships for the Spring 2020 semester are Jennifer Carreon, Nicholas J. Luna, Kayla Farmer, Jordan T. Moody, Joshua C. Bechtel, Trevor L. Sanders, Brooklyn N. Knight, Callie L. Burrow, William P. Lyon, Eva D. Martinez, Taylor M. Le, Gavin T. Maloney, Elaina M. Mathews, Elizabeth Latimer, Madeline M. D’Arezzo, Gerardo Ruiz, Brianna N. Ware, Chandler Hatch and Lara K. Galassini.

Over the past 25 years, the Roswell Sertoma Club has awarded students of Chaves County over $540,000 in financial aid. Based solely on academic achievement, the renewable scholarships are open to all undergraduate students residing in Chaves County. Applications for the scholarship can be downloaded from the Roswell Sertoma Club website at www.roswellsertoma.org/forms

Sertoma is an international civic organization whose motto is “Service to Mankind.” Through numerous fundraising activities and the Sertoma Bingo operation, Roswell Sertoma Club assists individuals with the purchase of hearing aids, supports and funds numerous youth activities in Chaves County, and sponsors and funds the annual Colt Classic Baseball Tournament.

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