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May 19- Annual Scholarship Day

Posted on May 16, 2022

The Rotary Club of Lexington   held its weekly meeting Thursday, May 19, at The Mane on Main and on Zoom. The Annual Scholarship Program highlights outstanding Fayette County high school students as well as one student enrolled in an accredited healthcare professional program.The program was lead by Scott Neal, Chairman of the Rotary Club of Lexington Scholarship Committee.

To attend via Zoom  please email,

Scott Neal

Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Lexington believe that education, at all levels, is a powerful means to change lives and to shape our world. We invest in the future by awarding scholarships each year to students who are already making a difference in our community and have the potential to change the world.

The Rotary Club of Lexington started its Scholarship Program in 1960 and has provided scholarship awards to high school seniors and college students based on outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, demonstrated leadership, and community service. The awards are made possible by members of our Rotary Club and the local Rotary Endowment Fund.

The All-Fayette County Academic Team consists of a top scholar from eight Fayette County high schools. The Rotary Scholarship Committee members make the final selection for each school and each student receives a scholarship of $1,000. This year the committee had applicants from all our public high schools and several private schools in Fayette County. As you might imagine, all are exceptional young people and outstanding students. They each have embodied the Rotary motto of Service Above Self with volunteer service at home and abroad.

In addition, the Rotary Scholarship Program provides one $2,250 scholarship to a single student designated as the Rotary Scholar.

Based upon essays submitted by the scholarship applicants, the committee also chooses the recipient of the Jack T. Bryden Great Teacher Award. This outstanding teacher receives $500 and the student essayist, $250.

This year, for the second time, The Rotary DELTA Healthcare Scholarship will be awarded to a student who already holds a bachelor’s degree and is enrolled in an accredited healthcare professional program leading to an MD, DDM, DDS, PharmD, DPT, or DVM degree. The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift to the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund and is focused on financial need, service, and recommendations. This year there were 47 well-qualified applicants from students of a variety of schools and as far away as Arizona and Auburn.  A DELTA subcommittee works hard to make this selection.

Scott Neal, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, will preside over the presentation of awards. If you are interested in serving on this very worthwhile committee, please notify Peggy (859 389-8100) or Scott (859 221-8580 or It is definitely an uplifting experience to learn about our future leaders.

Click below to see the scholarship awardees.

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