The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation has given $174,800 to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will be used for scholarships to more than 130 students.
The check presentation was made by Greg Hill, president of the Long Beach Rotary, and Frank Newell, chairman of the Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation, during a special halftime ceremony at a recent 49er men’s basketball game.
Long Beach Rotary supports four President’s Scholars scholarships, and another 129 CSULB students each received a $1,200 annual scholarship during the 2009-10 school year. Rotary members held a pre-game reception at The Pointe in The Walter Pyramid to honor this year’s scholarship recipients.
“At Cal State Long Beach during the past 45 years, the Rotary Scholarship Foundation has funded more than 2,500 annual student scholarships totaling more than $2.5 million dollars,” Newell pointed out. “We also provide $80,000 in annual scholarships to more than 100 students attending Long Beach City College.”
Founded in 1917, Rotary is the largest and oldest service organization in Long Beach. The organization also sponsors a service club for students at the university called the Rotaract Club. Members of Rotaract also were guests at the pre-game reception.
Long Beach Rotary Scholarships are available to students from Long Beach area high schools who attend Long Beach City College and CSULB.