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The Milford Rotary Club Educational Foundation awarded five $2,500 new scholarships and two $2,000 scholarship renewals for the academic year.  Awards are presented at a Milford Rotary Club meeting.




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2022 Scholarship Awards

Rotary Traditional $2,500 Diamond Carmona, Milford High School

Rotary Traditional $2,500 Marlie McMillan, Milford High School

Rotary Warnell $2,500 Olivia Muir, Milford High School

Rotary Service Above Self $2,500 Ryleigh Harrison, Milford High School

Donovan Interact $2,500 Alicia Garcia, Milford High School

Garbutt Family Trust $2,000 Kayla Clausen, renewal

Garbutt Family Trust $2,000 Cindy Lin, renewal


Rotary International is an organization of business and professional people united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In 1925, business and professional people of Milford, Delaware formed the Milford Rotary Club as a part of Rotary International. The club has assisted in many areas of service including supporting the Milford School District Music, Science, Mathematics Programs, joining Rotary International in helping eradicate Polio throughout the world, assisting with community projects, enhancing community awareness and, starting in 2002, with its scholarship program.

Scholarship Award

The Milford Rotary Club Educational Foundation will award five separate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year and will present them to the recipients at a Milford Rotary Club meeting. Two will be $2,500 Rotary Traditional scholarships. A $2,500 Rotary Warnell scholarship award is named for the late Joseph Warnell who was a research chemist, business leader and a long term member of the Milford Rotary Club. A $2,500 Donovan Interact scholarship is sponsored by Jack Donovan, a business owner and long term Rotarian. The fifth is a $2,500 Rotary Service Above Self scholarship. The club also awards two four-year $2,000

Garbutt Family Trust scholarships which are offered only on alternate years and a new scholarship is not available this year.


  1. The applicant must be a graduating senior who resides within the service area of the Milford Rotary Club, as established by Rotary District 7630. This service area includes all of the Milford School District. Applicants do not have to attend Milford High School. They may attend any school or be home schooled, but must reside within the area.

  2. Children and grandchildren of members of the Milford Rotary Club are not eligible.

  3. Criteria for all scholarship awards will be the student’s leadership, character, and citizenship as well as academic achievement.

  4. Additional criteria for specific scholarships:
    Rotary Warnell scholarship: The applicant must be planning a career in science or mathematics.
    Donovan Interact scholarship: The applicant must be a member of an Interact Club.
    Rotary Service Above Self scholarship: an emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s community service.

Scholarship Application Procedures

Any eligible student may apply. To be considered by the Trustees, the following items must be submitted by each applicant:

1. A completed application form. (note, if you are applying for more than one scholarship, only one application form is needed.)


2. A transcript of the student's academic record.


3. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member, community leader, religious leader, employer, or person knowledgeable of the applicant's attributes, which cites illustrations of the student's character, leadership and citizenship.


4. An essay on the following topic:

“Describe how you would incorporate one or more of the ideals of the ‘Four Way Test’ in your future endeavors.” (maximum one-page essay)


The Four Way Test

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary “Four Way Test”. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago based Club Aluminum Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The Four-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy.

The Four-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages and published in thousands of ways. The message is known and followed by all Rotarians. “Of the things we think, say or do:

• Is it the truth?
• Is it fair to all concerned?
• Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
• Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”


Application Date

A completed application packet must be received by the Milford Rotary Club Educational Foundation by April 20, 2022 to be eligible.

Please fill out the application and mail to:

Milford Rotary Club Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 10
Milford, De 19963

Past Scholarship Awardees


Diamond Carmona, Milford High School, (Traditional)

Marlie McMillan, Milford High School, (Traditional)

Olivia Muir, Milford High School, (Warnell)

Ryleigh Harrison, Milford High School, (Service Above Self)

Alicia Garcia, Milford High School, (Donovan Interact)

Kayla Clausen, Milford High School. (Garbutt) - renewal

Cindy Lin, Milford High School, (Garbutt) - renewal


– Emma Sekscinski, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Alex Mergner, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Summer Davis, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Cannon Cline, Milford High School, (Warnell)

– Matthew Hague, Milford High School (Service Above Self)

– Kayla Clausen, Milford High School (Garbutt)

– Cindy Lin, Milford High School (Garbutt) - renewal



– Dominic Feightner, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Trey Lodge, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Joshua Strassle, Milford High School (Traditional)

– Anna Price, Sussex Academy (Traditional)

– Nicholas Mentzer, Milford High School (Warnell)

– Cindy Lin, Milford High School (Garbutt) – renewal

– Daniel Zang, Milford High School (Garbutt) – renewal


– Timothy Venable, Veritas Academy, (Traditional)

– Dylan Carnright, Cape Henlopen High School, (Traditional)

– Dalianny Corporan, Sussex Technical High School, (Traditional)

– Amaya Wright, Delmarva Christian School, (Warnell)

– Cindy Lin, Milford High School, (Garbutt)

– Daniel Zang, Milford High School, (Garbutt) - renewal


– Leah Barnett, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Lauren McNulty, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Sophia Julia Stafford, St. Thomas More Academy, (Traditional)

– Caden S. Oplinger, Milford High School, (Traditional)

– Daniel Zang, Milford High School, (Garbutt) – renewal

– Amanda Kucharzyk, Sussex Technical High School, (Garbutt) – renewal


– Deja Rodriquez-Santiago, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– James Kucharzyk, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Hayden Shockley, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Kathryn E. Simpson, Lake Forest High School, (Warnell)
– Daniel Zang, Milford High School, (Garbutt)
– Amanda Kucharzyk, Sussex Technical High School, (Garbutt) - renewal


– Alexa Gorman, Milford High School (Traditional)
– Molly Fulton, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Sara Lingo, Milford High School (Traditional)
– Emily Lee, Sussex Technical High School, (Warnell)


– Nicholas Sobota, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Tyler Christina Allen, St. Thomas More High School, (Traditional)
– Kayla Brennan, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Hannah Uebele, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Amanda Kucharzyk, Sussex Technical High School, (Garbutt)
– Bree Lynn Wilkins, Milford High School, (Garbutt)


– Taylor Hoey, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Alison VanVorst, Milford High School, (Warnell)
– Andrew Eshelman, Milford High School, (Masten)
– Bree Lynn Wilkins, Milford High School, (Garbutt) – renewal
– Rebecca Russell, Milford High School, (Garbutt) – renewal


– Alexis Nichole Groce, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Katie Rose Zang, Milford High School, (Warnell)
– Bree Lynn Wilkins, Milford High School, (Garbutt)
– Rebecca Russell, Milford High School, (Garbutt) - renewal


– Lauren Mentzer, Milford High School, (Traditional)
– Paige Thomas, Milford High School, (Warnell)
– Rebecca Russell, Milford High School (Garbutt) – renewal


– Quinn Abbott, Milford High School (Traditional)
– Kristin Gagné, Milford High School (Warnell)
– Rebecca Russell, Milford High School (Garbutt)
– Nolan Katz, Delaware Technical and Community College (Garbutt-Del Tech)


– Alexandra Butterly, Cape Henlopen High School (Traditional)
– Dylan L. Fox, Sussex Technical High School (Warnell)


– Rebecca Godwin, Milford High School (Traditional)
– Hope Renee Gorney, Milford High School (Warnell)


– Garrett Jenkins, Milford High School (Traditional)
– William Gorney, Milford High School (Warnell)


– James E. Bell, Milford High School
– Kathryn E. Indelicato, Milford High School


– Andrew Meade, Milford High School
– Matthew B. Starkey, Milford High School


– Julee P. Farley, Milford High School
– Stephen T. Masten, Jr., Milford High School


– Sara Pletcher, Milford High School
– Andrew D. Harp, Sussex Technical High School


– Megan Pastor, Milford High School


– Kelly L. Simon, Milford High School

2022 scholarship recipients - Diamond Carmona, Marlie McMillan, Olivia Muir, Ryleigh Harri
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2022 scholarship renewal: Kayla Clausen with trustees: Robin Sirkis, Mike Orlando, Jack Donovan and Gary Downes

2022 new scholarship recipients: Diamond Carmona, Marlie McMillan, Olivia Muir, Ryleigh Harrison (Alicia Garcia not pictured)