Community Education

Rotary accepting applications for Mildred McColl scholarship

Posted on February 2nd, 2024 By:

The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor is currently accepting applications for the Mildred McColl Scholarship, a scholarship fund established to assist deserving students to achieve a post-secondary education.

The fund was established by a generous gift from the estate of Mildred McColl, a local resident and nurse anesthesiologist who lived on Hale’s Passage. To date, the fund has awarded over $1.2 million to deserving graduates of the Peninsula School District.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled seniors or graduates of the Peninsula School District; plan to enroll as full-time students in an accredited college, university or technical college; be United States citizens; and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. Recipients can reapply up to three additional years after the initial award for a four-year maximum of $20,000.

The application deadline is March 15.

“We are excited to share this tremendous resource with our students in their ongoing pursuit of academic and vocational training. We’re hoping to assist as many students as possible as they prepare themselves for the next chapter in their lives,” said Jeanie Simmons, chairperson of the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Scholarship Committee. “Our goal is to assist graduates regardless of their choice of vocation, hoping that we can help them improve their lives and community through continued ‘service above self,’ which is at the heart of Rotary.”

To apply, visit the Rotary Club of Gig Harbor website.