The Humble Rotary Club recently awarded two Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarships; $5,000 was presented to Akriti Keswani and $2,000 to Saul Dominguez. The CARES scholarships were presented for outstanding community service, a high grade-point average, and for exhibiting leadership qualities during the academic year.
Keswani is graduating third in her class at Quest Early College High School and Dominguez is graduating 13th in his class at Atascocita High School.
As part of the application process, candidates were asked to provide a brief statement about their community service and how this experience impacted them. Additionally, they were asked to explain how they will use Rotary’s investment to further impact their service to the community. The criteria used in the selection of candidates was based on service, financial need, academic record, community and/or extracurricular activities, leadership, and work experience.
“These scholarships are an important part of Humble Rotary’s commitment to education. We are committed to providing our youth the opportunity to change their lives through education,” said Dr. Michael Say, education committee chair for the Rotary Club of Humble. “We also sponsor an early childhood literacy program designed to encourage preschool children to develop a love for reading.”