Rotary Club Sponsors 7th Annual Scholarship Essay Competition

The Natchitoches Rotary Club is once again sponsoring an essay writing contest with the winner receiving one of three scholarships. They include: $1,500 first place; $1,000 second place; and $500 third place. The essay topic is Rotary International’s Four Way Test. The winner can use the scholarship toward expenses incurred at a technical school, college or university. The money must be used to support the winner’s academic needs including tuition, room and board, books and supplies. It can be used in addition to other scholarships and financial aid. Rules for submission are available at your school’s counseling office. The deadline for submission is April 12, 2019. Finalists will be selected to read their essay to the Natchitoches Rotary Club on April 30. The club will vote on the winning essays and presentations on that day.

The topic for the essay is the Four Way Test which is the defining influence on what Rotarians think, say, and how they serve and live as citizens of the world. Rotary International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.3 million members and 34,000 clubs. The essay contest is open to all seniors at area schools including Lakeview, Louisiana School For Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches Central and St. Mary’s. Contact your school counselor for information on the essay writing contest scholarship and for an application. All essays must be submitted to the counselor’s office by April 12. For additional information contact the chair of the Scholarship Essay Competition, Dr. Ron McBride at