Rotary announces scholarship for non-traditional students

LUDLOW, Vt. – The Ludlow Rotary Club is pleased to announce the initial offering of a new district-wide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy.  Jan served as Rotary District 7870 governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from friends, colleagues and Rotary Clubs throughout District 7870 (Rotary clubs located in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire).


Prior to her death in 2012, Jan McElroy requested that any donations received in her memory be dedicated to establishing a scholarship fund for non-traditional students. It will be awarded to a person who is 21 years of age or older and has completed high school or earned a G.E.D.  There must be at least a three-year gap between graduating from high school and full-time college attendance or a record of part-time college attendance for three years after graduating from high school. The scholarship can be used for expenses at a four-year or two-year college, or for another type of accredited institution, such as a technical or vocational program. The first scholarship award will be for a minimum of $1,000.


Applications may be obtained from David Almond at, scholarship chair of the Ludlow Rotary Club. Completed applications need to be received no later than March 31, 2017. The selected recipient will be notified in April and the award will be presented at the Rotary District 7870 conference in Nashua, N.H. on April 28, 2017.


The 60 Rotary Clubs of District 7870 are business and professional leaders who volunteer their expertise, compassion and power to improve communities at home and abroad in more than 200 countries. Rotary International’s overall goal is to help build goodwill, understanding and peace worldwide. For more information about the Ludlow Rotary Club, contact Jack Menzie, membership chair, at

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