$4,000 (Paid $1,000 a year for 4 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College 
Marion Rotary Club
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
     Marion Rotary Club Scholar- ship Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation started by the Rotary Club of Marion in 1996 to award and administer scholarships to deserving graduates of the Marion High School. There are ten scholarship trusts set-up by benefactors from the Marion area which enables the Foundation to award more scholarships for longer periods of time.       The ten scholarships available and the criteria needed by students to apply are listed below. For an application form, contact the Marion Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc.; 208 North Market ST; Marion, IL 62959. The deadline for applying for scholarships is April 1st of each year. Awards are made in May during the High School Awards Day.
2004 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Brad Jergensmeier
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Kyle Fox
Rotary Foundation (Harold Chase) Scholarship - Leah Sullivan
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Felice Stanton
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Brian Mabey
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - None (New Scholarship)
2005 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Allyson Hirschi
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Kale Uzzle
Rotary Foundation (Harold Chase) Scholarship - Emily K. Sundin
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Amanda Lober
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Kathryn E. Yeager
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Whitney Rose King
2006 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Todd L. Marlo
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Alexis Nicole Plumer
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Alexis H. Gibbons
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - David M. Poole
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Rae Lynn Allen
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Danielle Lintzenich
2007 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Spencer Hirschi
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Paul Ashe
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Alexander Castro
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Ryan Stoecklin
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Malea Manfredo
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Katlin O'Connor
2008 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Jennifer K. Finn
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Paige Elizabeth Smothers
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - John Micah Markley
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Jacob Scott Bleyer
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Alison Paige Martin
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Evan James Byassee
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Laura Bickers
2009 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Brooks Stanton
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Jonathon Allen
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Taylor Stoecklin
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Kaylie Stoecklin
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Aubrey Bogle
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Emma Will
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Caitlyn Long
2010 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Sadie Hirschi
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Tayler Hill
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Hannah Pool
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Felipe Cuartas
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - John Derek Cima
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Luke Gribble
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Marki Travelstead
Evelyn Patterson Scholarship - Shailer Martin
2011 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Paige E. Shevlin
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Maggie Beth O'Neill
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Katelyn Salzman
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Damon John Holst
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Kaitlyn Rose Montgomery
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Sarah Anderson
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Katherine Phillips
Evelyn Patterson Scholarship - Abby Landes
2012 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Nick Riem
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Aaron J. L. Hancock
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Pablo Alberto Cuartas
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Libby Landes
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Jordan Caroline Murphy
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - Alycia Best
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Alison McAuliffe
Evelyn Patterson Scholarship - Camilla Hope
Ira Nelson Scholarship - Jacob Alan Ross
2013 Scholarship Winners
James W. Sanders Scholarship - Alia Abu-Douleh
Libbie Thetford Scholarship - Rebecca Pool
Harold Chase (formerly Rotary Foundation) Scholarship - Kyle Anthony Mitchell
Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship - Braxton Spence
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship - Emily Jack
Doelitzsch Family Scholarship - John Woods
Charles & Sue Broadway Scholarship - Christina Byrne
Evelyn Patterson Scholarship - Alexandra Bunecky
Ira Nelson Scholarship - Lauren Hirschi
Paul & Lois Langan Scholarship - Ben Woodard
Available Scholarships
James W. Sanders Scholarship
$5,000 (Paid $1,250 a year for 4 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Libbie Thetford
Scholarship
$2,000 (Paid $1,000 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
   Cliff & Betty Storme Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Harold Chase
Scholarship
$1,400 (Paid $700 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Wayne Whitehead Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
Must be an Education Major
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Doelitzsch Family
Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Southern Illinois University or
John A. Logan College only
Charles and Sue Broadway
Scholarship
$4,000 (Paid $1,000 a year for 4 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Evelyn M. Patterson
Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Ira Nelson
Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Paul & Lois Langan
Scholarship
$1,000 (Paid $500 a year for 2 years)
3.00 or better accumulated GPA
Use for tuition, room and board, or books
Any accredited College, University or Community College
Scholarship Criteria
      Recipients will be selected by the Board of Directors of the Marion Rotary Foundation, Inc. based upon the applicant's achievements and potential. Selection is based on:
  • The applicant's involvement in school activities that improve and benefit the school
  • The applicant's curriculum and involvement in other activities, including employment
  • The applicant's volunteer activities that benefit the community
  • The applicant's character, attitude and conduct
  • Need is not a criteria but other scholarships received by the applicant may be considered
  • Race, color, creed, sex or disabilities will NOT be considered in the selection process
  • Sons or Daughters of any member of the Board of Directors of the Marion Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc. are NOT eligible for these scholarships!
Officers and Trustees
Marion Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc

Wayne Tate
President, Marion Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

John Sanders
Vice-President

Mark Whitehead
Secretary

Elaine Melby
Trustee

Robert "Bo" Broemmel
Trustee

John Power
Trustee

Larry Sanders
Trustee
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