The Rotary Club of Flushing is accepting applications for the 2011  Gerald Knight Memorial Scholarship and the Richard  & Kathy Merrill Scholarship. The Rotary Club of Flushing historically provides two $1000 scholarships annually.  Applicants may apply by completing the necessary forms. (Downloadable at or available at your high school guidance office.)   Qualifications include:  Senior year of High School; live within the boundaries of the Flushing Community School District;  future scholastic plans include traditional college or university or trade school commencing the following fall;  and demonstrated community leadership. Applicants in the past have come from not only Flushing High School, but Powers Catholic HS, Genesee Christian, Valley Christian and home schooled students.  The only residential criteria is that they live within the boundaries of the Flushing Community School District which includes some communities outside of Flushing.

The scholarship application has been extensively edited to simplify and expedite the student’s application process.  It is the goal of the Rotary Club to significantly broaden the applicant pool. While traditionally only the students with the highest academic results applied, the new application dramatically emphasizes community involvement and demonstrated leadership. 

The  Rotary Club of Flushing is an affiliate of Rotary International and the traditional motto of these related organizations is: Service Above Self.  The selected highest tier of applicants may be asked to participate in a short interview to assure the committee that the student’s goals and life objectives include community leadership and volunteer activities.

The committee will have two Rotarians along with three non-Rotarian community based individuals select the recipients. Please submit or drop off the completed applications to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Dr. Michael Wallace  at: Flushing Vision Clinic, 1379 Flushing Rd., Flushing, MI by April 1st, 2011.