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Marysville Rotary Education Foundation receives $22,000 for scholarships
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Rotary Club President Kelly Peterson presented a check for nearly $22,000 to Marysville Rotary Education Foundation President Don Whitfield during the Club's meeting on Jan. 16, from monies raised through the Club's annual auction and raffle.
The Marysville Rotary Education Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from the Marysville and Lakewood school districts. It also manages the Nancy Lashua Public Safety Scholarship for students from Granite Falls High School.
Within the past three years alone, the Foundation has awarded more than 110 scholarships, totaling more than $143,000, and Club officials estimate that the Foundation has handed out in excess of $500,000 since its founding.