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JSC Student Receives Stowe Rotary Scholarship Award

Stowe Rotary Scholarship Endowment Award to JSC Student

May 22, 2009

JSC junior Christine Languerand of Johnson State College has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Stowe Rotary Scholarship Endowment.

Languerand, from Wolcott, is studying integrated environmental science. She received the award at the college’s honors convocation April 30.

The Stowe Rotary Scholarship Endowment was established by the Stowe Rotary Club with contributions to Johnson State College in 1999. The endowment supports a scholarship for a Johnson State College student from Lamoille County who is a single parent working his or her way through college. The recipient is chosen on the basis of economic need and academic diligence.

The Stowe Rotary Scholarship Endowment was granted endowment status by trustees of the Vermont State College Board after it reached the $10,000 endowment threshold.

The endowment fund is nearing $40,000, with donations from the Stowe Rotary Club, private donors, and federal and state challenge matches. The interest on the invested endowment is given each year.

Since the scholarship was first granted in 2001, six students have received scholarships totaling nearly $10,000.

In making the award, the Rotary Club noted the tremendous difference the funds make in the lives of students, reflected in the letter of appreciation from Languerand, who wrote: “I have been having to waitress every evening instead of being with my young daughter, and then study late into the night. The difference this scholarship will make to my academic and personal life is beyond description. I am very, very grateful.”