Members of the White Cloud Rotary Club are shown with big smiles and holding a BIG check representing a $9,000 contribution to their Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF) Rotary Scholarship Fund. With this latest contribution now has endowed three annual $500 scholarships that will be presented to three qualifying White Cloud students.
Editorial note from the District - White Cloud Rotary Club has ~ 23 members. They are a classic example of how our smaller clubs have a huge heart and are able to accomplish great things.
The qualifications for the scholarships are attendance, good citizenship and character, a 2.0 GPA, demonstrated community service, and the desire to attend college or accredited trade schools. Interested White Cloud students can access the Fremont Area Community Foundation’s website and apply on-line for these scholarships to be placed on a list with other qualified students. A team comprised of members from FACF and White Cloud High School will select the most appropriate applicants that also meet the Rotary ideal of “Service above Self.” The three recipients will be notified and the funds presented at the school’s annual awards banquet. Scott also mentioned that going forward the White Cloud Rotarians will discuss expanding the criteria to cover apprenticeships, tools and equipment for specialized training, academy and skilled trades. 
You often see Rotary Clubs in the media funding various projects or initiatives like these scholarships as a result of their fundraising activities. This is the work that Rotarians do around the world.  The initiatives and projects White Cloud Rotary has undertaken are impressive; ranging from building a picnic pavilion in the local White Cloud Rotary Park and donating to the Newaygo County Promise Zone to helping to eliminate Polio around the world.