Who Can Apply: Albert Blumenthal and his family are holocaust survivors who came to Peoria after World War II. Albert attended Peoria High School and graduated in 1951. He then received a scholarship from The Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal wants to repay what he considers a longstanding debt by helping students who might not otherwise have the financial resources to further their education beyond high school. Mr. Blumenthal and his wife are the primary benefactors of this scholarship in cooperation with the Rotary Club of Peoria. Mr. Blumenthal’s sister is Marion Blumenthal Lazan, author of the book “Four Perfect Pebbles”, which is the story of the family’s holocaust survival. Copies are available in the Peoria High School Library.
Two recipients from the Peoria High School will be awarded up to $5,000 each for their first year of secondary education. The award will be paid directly to the school of the recipient’s choice upon confirmation that the student has enrolled. The scholarship is to be used in the following sequence: (1) tuition, (2) books and fees, and (3) the balance, if any, for room and board.
- Applicant must be a graduate of Peoria High School
- Applicant must be enrolled full time in an accredited university, college or community college
- Lineal descendants (child or grandchild by blood or legal adoption), step children, or spouses of Rotarians are not eligible
- Completed Application
- Completed recommendation form from a teacher, counselor or administrator at Peoria High School
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Learn More: https://communityfoundationci.org/scholarships/